A dental retainer is a special device that will help to maintain your picture perfect smile after your orthodontic braces are removed. Often, your teeth need time to settle into your jawbone after they finish moving, so a retainer helps keep them in place until this happens.
Retainers are custom-made to fit the size and shape of your mouth. However, because they are typically made out of plastic and wire, they can be adjusted if there are problems with fit. Most people find that while there is some discomfort when first wearing a retainer, this gradually disappears as your mouth becomes used to the device.
WHEN DO I NEED RETAINERS?
You will need to wear a retainer after you have your braces removed. If you don’t choose to do so, your teeth may move back into their original position, causing misalignment and wrecking your beautiful smile. Generally, your orthodontist will recommend for you to wear a retainer overnight to stop your teeth from moving. In order to maintain the results of your braces, you will most likely have to continue wearing your retainer for the rest of your life.
There are additional times retainers come in handy. For example, they can help to improve breathing, prevent snoring, and help with speech impediments.
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WHAT IS THE COST OF RETAINERS?
Dental retainers are usually covered by dental insurance plans, meaning that you shouldn’t have to pay. However, in the rare case that it isn’t covered or you don’t have insurance, we are here to help. Our goal is to make sure each patient has access to affordable dental care. If you have more questions about the specific cost of retainers, please call us to learn more about our pricing and monthly specials
HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR RETAINERS?
For those without insurance coverage or incomplete insurance coverage, we are here to help make our dental services affordable for you. We offer a wide range of options that will allow you to pay for your retainer. We’re proud to offer an in-house payment plan to give you more time to gather finances. To learn about all of our payment options and third-party financing options, simply contact one of our specialist.
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