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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Contact us today to learn more.