Permanent Retainer in Virginia Beach, VA
One option for retention following braces is a permanent retainer. Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser fit people living in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia’s eastern shore with permanent retainers to keep newly straightened teeth in place during the months after braces are removed. Our patients can start treatment for as little as $99 with low monthly payments.
What are Permanent Retainers?
Permanent retainers, also called bonded retainers, are customized retainers that are permanently placed behind the teeth to maintain the results of successful orthodontic treatments. The goal of a retainer is to keep the teeth from shifting into another position.
How Much Does a Permanent Retainer Cost in Virginia Beach?
We go over the cost of your orthodontic treatment during your complimentary consultation along with payment and financing options. If you have dental insurance, we can help you determine if there is coverage for orthodontics in order to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. At Savage, Sabol and Visser, we offer orthodontic treatment options for just $99 down and as little as $200 a month.
Why Do I Have to Wear a Permanent Retainer?
All orthodontic patients must wear retainers following their orthodontic treatments in order to prevent teeth from moving and reversing the work that was completed during orthodontic treatment. A permanent retainer is used in patients that had more significant initial issues or are unwilling to wear a removable retainer.
How Do Permanent Retainers Work?
Bonded retainers are worn to keep newly straightened teeth in place following braces. They are customized to fit behind the upper and lower teeth.
How Long Do I Have to Wear a Permanent Retainer?
Our orthodontists determine how long permanent retainers are worn by each patient. Typically, older teens and adults may wear them as long as they like as long as they are able to keep the attached teeth clean. Younger children and teens may wear them longer as they are more likely to lose removable retainers.
Can I get my permanent retainer removed?
The permanent retainer, we call a bonded retainer, is a custom fitted device that is glued to the back of the teeth that allows people to not worry with having to place and remove retainers on a regular basis to keep their teeth straight. Bonded or fixed retainers can be removed at the orthodontic office with relative ease and minimal cost. If you decide to have a permanent retainer removed, it is advisable to wear a removable retainer at night to prevent teeth from moving.
Do I need a removable retainer if I have a permanent retainer?
Removable retainers are used to hold the position of all of the teeth. A bonded or fixed retainer only holds the teeth straight where the bonded wire is attached, usually front teeth. We always recommend having a removable retainer to wear to help keep all the teeth straight and as a backup. In case you were to break your bonded or fixed retainer, you’ll have something to wear so the teeth don’t move while you wait to go and have it repaired.
Can teeth still move with a permanent retainer?
If you have a bonded wire retainer and it’s bonded to each of the teeth, the teeth will not move unless one of the teeth becomes unattached from the wire.
How long does it take for teeth to shift without a retainer?
Teeth can move rather quickly when retainers are not worn. We’ve seen cases of lower teeth re-crowding in as little as a few days.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment, Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser are experienced at correcting many orthodontic issues of people of all ages in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia’s eastern shore, giving them a bright and perfect smile. Our patients can start treatment for as little as $99 with low monthly payments. Contact us today to learn more.