Retainers in Virginia Beach, VA
It is necessary to keep teeth in their new, straighter positions following orthodontic treatment with retainers. As part of the orthodontic treatment, Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser provide patients living in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, including residents of Virginia’s eastern shore with retainers to maintain their new alignment.
What are Retainers?
For a few months following orthodontic treatments, the bones need time to adjust around the newly placed teeth. Retainers are an orthodontic appliance used to keep teeth straight once braces are removed.
How Do Retainers Work?
Once our orthodontists concur that the treatment process is complete and braces are removed, retainers are made using digital scanners or impressions of the teeth. Retainers are custom-made to each person’s mouth and teeth. They are worn to keep teeth straight so they don’t move back to their original, misaligned positions.
Types of Retainers
Orthodontists recommend one of a few types of retainers:
Why Do I Have to Wear a Retainer?
Just as easy as it is to shift teeth into their new positions, they can also shift back. This is because our bodies are always changing and retainers are needed to maintain your new smile. Retainers provide just enough tension to keep teeth in place.
How Do I Talk with a Retainer?
Just like other types of orthodontic appliances, it takes a few days to get used to retainers. Reading out loud goes a long way to help you get used to talking with a retainer. Within a short time, you’ll be used to your retainer and talk just like you always have. Fortunately, at Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser, retainer wear is usually recommended only at night.
How Much Do Retainers Cost in Virginia Beach?
The cost of retainers is built into the cost of your entire orthodontic investment. With Hawley and clear retainers, if you lose your retainer, we’ll work with you to make a replacement. We go over the costs of orthodontics during your consultation along with payment and financing options. If you have dental insurance, we recommend you bring your information, as we can help you determine if your coverage includes anything for orthodontic treatments. We work with most insurance companies to determine your out-of-pocket costs prior to beginning your treatment.
Retainers are an integral part of orthodontic treatment to maintain the results. People living in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, including residents of Virginia’s eastern shore, receive retainers from Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser to ensure the success of their orthodontic treatments. Contact us for a complimentary consultation today!
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