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Retainers (Removable and Fixed Post-Orthodontic Treatment) – Hartford County, CT

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Overview

After you are done with your orthodontic treatment, you can proceed to a retainer to keep your results. A retainer can protect the investment you've made in money and time with an orthodontic treatment by holding your teeth in their new location while your jaw and gums stabilize. To address the demands of our patients, Rosenberg Orthodontics in Hartford County offers many high-quality retainer alternatives, including a removable or fixed retainer. Our experienced dental team can help you in the process and go over all of your options.

Types of Retainers

Rosenberg Orthodontics provides our patients with three options for retainers based on each patient's requirements: a clear, fixed, or Hawley retainer. The Hawley retainer (the most frequently used kind of retainer) is composed of shaped plastic, wire, and clasps that may be taken out. A transparent retainer is inconspicuously worn the same way as a clear teeth aligner and can be taken out of the mouth quite easily. A fixed retainer cannot be removed from your mouth since it is secured behind your teeth on both or just one arch.

Best Candidates

A retainer is advised for everyone once they complete an orthodontic therapy. Although your teeth are set in their correct position, a retainer will help to keep them there while the remainder of your mouth adapts. A retainer is also great for younger patients who are still waiting for the rest of their permanent teeth to come in and while their jawbone is still forming.

What to Expect

As soon as your orthodontics are removed from your teeth, you may start your retainer process. We will take an impression of your teeth and ship it to a dental lab. When your retainer is returned around 1 – 2 weeks later, we will schedule an office visit. At this appointment, we will ensure your retainer fits comfortably before you leave. We may also discuss when you will need to use your retainer in addition to how to wash and keep it.

Follow-Up

The amount of time you need to use your retainer will differ from patient to patient. It is usually suggested to use your retainer until all of your permanent teeth come in and when your jaw is done developing. With good maintenance and routine inspections, your retainer can be kept for many years. In time, when standard wear and tear happens, your retainer might have to be repaired or replaced. Meanwhile, you need to practice daily cleaning and keep your retainer secured if not being used. If your retainer has been lost or damaged, contact our office to be given a new one.

Insurance Coverage

Your retainer could be included in your dental therapy. During your initial consultation, we will be able to tell you whether there is an additional expense for the retainer. We can also discuss your retainer alternatives and price estimates. If you are using dental insurance, we will contact your provider to find out whether any of your expenses are covered, then determine your out-of-pocket expenses. Rosenberg Orthodontics accepts several payment methods, including medical financing.

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Fixed and Removable Retainers

Help keep your teeth in their correct place following your orthodontic therapy by using a removable or fixed retainer from Rosenberg Orthodontics. Continuous use of a retainer may help prevent another orthodontic treatment later. Schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Hartford County to learn more about the advantages of retainers.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.