A retainer is a custom-made oral appliance often used to maintain the alignment of the teeth after orthodontic treatment. If you or your child has finished orthodontic treatment, a retainer will be needed to keep the smile properly aligned. Over time, teeth tend to shift, and the retainer ensures that the bite remains in correct alignment for optimal oral health, functionality, and appearance. There are three main types of retainers available:

Dr. Vikrum Nanda will help you determine the type of retainer needed after orthodontic treatment. For more information, we welcome you to stop by today!

Other Services

Mouthguard or Occlusal guard

Do you or your child tend to grind or clench your teeth, especially at night? If so, Dr. Vikrum Nanda can evaluate whether a mouthguard or oral appliance is right for you or your child. Grinding can often lead to sensitivity and permanent wear, and a mouth guard may help to prevent damage to the teeth and jaws. Our mouthguards are custom made for a more comfortable fit, when compared to over-the-counter alternatives.


Does your child play contact sports? Trauma during sports injuries can lead to permanent damage to children’s growing teeth and jaws. Furthermore, missing teeth can affect your child’s self esteem and quality of life. To best protect your child’s teeth from injury during sports, please contact our office today to be evaluated for a custom sportsguard.

A straight and healthy smile and bite are important for dental structure and function. Please contact our orthodontic team at Sugarbug Dental in Oxnard, CA by calling us soon at (805) 985-2400!