With a permanent retainer, you never have to worry about forgetting your retainer again with a permanent retainer. The residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and the surrounding communities in Atlanta, Georgia can now come to Smile Envy Dental Group for all their dental needs.
What Are Bonded Retainers?
After braces, many patients use a removable retainer to maintain the shape and alignment of the teeth. A bonded retainer is placed behind the teeth. Permanently bonded retainers may be used behind the top or bottom teeth as needed and if your bite allows for it. The permanent retainer stays in place until the dentist determines it should be removed.
You have several options for permanent retainers, such as lingual retainers. Lingual retainers are retention wires bonded to the back of the teeth. This type of retainer is easy to clean and uses minimal space in the mouth. Lingual retention wires can be attached to the upper and lower teeth to maintain the alignment after braces.
Benefits of a Bonded Retainer
Permanent retainers provide better long-term results for some patients. After braces, the teeth may want to shift back, and retainers are required for some period after braces to maintain the new alignment. A permanent retainer works better than a removable retainer because it is never taken out of your mouth. You also never have to worry about losing your bonded retainer or forgetting to wear it. With a permanent retainer, you can never forget!
Recovery from a Bonded Retainers
Keeping your permanent retainer clean is very important. There are several tools that are useful for this such as a floss threader, a proxabrush (Christmas tree shaped brush) or an ultrasonic flosser. Patients need to floss daily to prevent plaque from building up on the retainer and causing further damage to the teeth. You may also need dental cleanings every three months to manage plaque buildup.
Patients will also have to adjust eating habits as some foods can cause damage to the retainer. You should also brush your teeth after eating any food that gets stuck in the retainer to maintain good oral hygiene.
How Much Do Bonded Retainers Cost?
The cost of a bonded retainer will vary based on your needs, and it may be covered by your dental insurance. We will work with you to determine your benefits coverage and what you may owe for your treatment. Smile Envy Dental Group offers financing through CareCredit® as well as other payment options.
Is a Bonded Retainer Right for Me?
Do you often forget your removable retainer? If you do, a permanent retainer may be a good option for you.
Why Choose Smile Envy Dental Group?
Dr. David Lofters has been helping patients smile bigger and brighter for over a decade. He has a doctorate in Dental Surgery and is certified in orthodontics. With a focus on education, our team diligently makes sure that all of your questions are answered. We stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and tools available to give our patients the best care available. You will feel right at home in our professional, modern office.
What to Expect During Your Permanent Retainer Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Lofters will discuss your goals and needs. He will answer any questions you have about your retainer. He may take impressions to mold your retainer. Dr. Lofters will determine if a permanent retainer or a removable retainer is the best option for you.
Permanent retainers offer long-term results for patients after braces. Residents of Atlanta and surrounding areas of Georgia who have had braces should contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Lofters at Smile Envy Dental Group to discuss your options.