Our Team of dental professionals is here to help you with your retainers.
A retainer is the step after orthodontic braces that helps to keep the teeth aligned until the mouth fully adheres to the new structure. Subtle shifts in the teeth would otherwise cause the mouth to misalign itself again eventually, ruining the hard work that you have already done.
Retainers help you retain that perfect smile! Retainers may be worn during a certain part of the day and taken out in other parts of the day. The bottom line is that a retainer is separate from your mouth rather than connected to it like braces.
You need a retainer after you have finished treatment with orthodontic braces. You may also use a retainer after you suffer a harsh physical injury to the mouth that shifts the teeth. Retainers may also be necessary to avoid some natural shifting of the teeth during puberty or with people who are suffering some other physical trauma that causes massive weight gain or weight loss.
Make sure that you consult your orthodontist to see exactly when retainers will be right for you.
The costs of your retainers may usually be covered by your dental insurance plan or extended dental coverage. If you are looking for more information about a specific service and the costs associated, contact one of our representatives for help. Our treatment coordinators can help you come up with an affordable way for you to pay for the oral health services you need. For more savings visit our specials page, sign up for our informational newsletter below, and like our Facebook page.
Don’t worry if you have reached the maximum cap with your insurance provider for the year or do not otherwise have coverage to pay for your dental treatment, there are other options available.
We offer a convenient list of options for making payment arrangements, and we work hard to make many third-party lenders and other types of credit programs available for our patients.
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