Once your smile has been aligned and perfected through the completion of your orthodontic treatment, the experienced team at Lund Orthodontics will craft a customized retainer just for you. This specially designed retainer will ensure that your teeth remain impeccably straight and healthy throughout your lifetime. Read below to learn more about our retainers in Arlington, WA!
Why Is Wearing A Retainer After Braces Necessary?
Wearing a retainer is crucial in preserving the beautiful smile you have achieved through braces. By wearing a retainer, you effectively prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original positions, ensuring lasting results.
The duration of retainer wear depends on your individual requirements and progress. At our practice, we provide both removable and permanent retainer options, giving you the flexibility to choose the most suitable option for your needs. Our team of experts will provide guidance and recommendations to ensure you select the best retainer for you.
Types Of Retainers
There are two types of retainers: permanent and removable. In order to determine which type of retainer is right for you, we will take into account your unique orthodontic needs and personal preferences.
A removable retainer is worn in the mouth to maintain orthodontic alignment. It can be conveniently taken out when eating, brushing teeth, and performing other oral care activities, allowing for flexibility and ease.
A permanent retainer, a small wire that is securely bonded in place behind your teeth, serves the crucial purpose of preventing your teeth from reverting to their original positions.
Caring For Your Retainer Is Important
Taking care of your retainer is an essential part of getting lasting results after treatment. Both removable and permanent retainers require daily cleaning. Learn more about how to care for your retainers now!
The Cost Of Retainers
The cost of a retainer is typically factored into the cost of your overall orthodontic treatment plan. If a retainer is lost or damaged, a replacement may have to be paid for out of pocket, and the cost will be determined by the type and style of the retainer. If your retainer breaks or is misplaced, you will have to pay a small fee for its replacement. Learn more about the cost of retainers with Lund Orthodontics now!
Digital Retention Program
If you prioritize your dental hygiene during treatment, we offer the option of joining our Digital Retention program! While replacing your retainers can cost up to $199 each, investing in this program only costs $680 for a digital scan of your teeth and three sets of overlay retainers.
Here are some of the benefits of the Digital Retention program:
- No goopy, messy impressions
- No additional retainer check-in appointments
- Quick and easy retainer replacements
- Interest-free, flexible payment plans
We Will Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Your Retainers
We will give you all the information you need to succeed with your retainer! Be sure to bring your retainers with you to all of your retainer check appointments.
If your retainer is lost or damaged, please give us a call right away. Any unscheduled time without your retainer could allow your teeth to shift and risk all of your hard work!