What does a retainer do?
If you’ve heard of a retainer but aren’t exactly sure what they do, you’re not alone! Many patients only know that a retainer for teeth is the next step after receiving orthodontic treatment. While it’s the next and often the last step, it’s the most important in avoiding a shift in your newly straight teeth as the oral device prevents reversal by keeping teeth in their new position. At Meason Orthodontics, our retainers get made with digital impressions that are 3D printed to help our office fabricate same-day clear retainers, allowing our patients to leave with a retainer right away!
How long do you wear a retainer?
While your teeth are straight and symmetrical when your braces or other orthodontic treatment is complete, it can take at least six months for the new position of your teeth to become permanent. During that time, and even after, your teeth will naturally try to shift back to their original position. Retainers preserve the results attained through orthodontic treatment and get worn all day, then nightly for several years or indefinitely.spanishchef.net
How much does a retainer cost?
There are two types of retainers available after orthodontic treatment. The type of retainer, fixed or removable, will impact the retainer cost. Generally, a retainer can cost several hundred dollars. Our office offers same-day retainers for our patients instead of having them wait for weeks. With digital impressions and the help of our SprintRay Pro Dental 3D Printer, our patients can confidently walk out of our office with durable retainers that are comfortable and can keep their smiles straight! To learn more about our financing options, visit our financial page or contact our office for a consultation for same-day retainers in Weatherford, TX!