Retainers for Life? (Believe it!)
Orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child is an investment in improved health and self-confidence for a successful journey through life. We are grateful to be your orthodontist and want to do everything we can for you to protect your smile and self-confidence after you finish treatment with us.
With so many great orthodontists out there, we don't take it for granted that you chose us to be your orthodontist. Our Retainers for Life program is one way we make exceptional orthodontics more affordable and less stressful :) At DOG Ortho, our patients are part of our family for life!
Please ask for more details about Retainers for Life at DOG Ortho at your complimentary smile consultation.
Have you had orthodontic treatment in the past, and are interested in getting new custom retainers made?
Call us to learn more about our options for replacement retainers, including our Retainers for Life program.
You've worked hard for your beautiful smile; lets keep it that way!
Finally, your braces have been removed and your smile is beautiful, straight, and best of all, metal-free! However, your orthodontic journey isn't quite completed. To keep your smile looking its best, you'll have to wear a retainer to preserve and stabilize your results. Retainers are needed to control or limit potential changes in tooth position. They are used after braces treatment to hold teeth in their correct alignment while the surrounding gums, bone, and muscle adjust to the new positioning of your teeth.
Types of Orthodontic Retainers
Retainers are custom-made and can be removable or fixed.
- Traditional removable retainers typically include a metal wire that surrounds the front teeth and is attached to an acrylic arch that sits in the roof of the mouth.
- Aligner-style retainers, or Essix retainers, look similar to clear aligners and offer a more aesthetic alternative to wire retainers.
- Fixed retainers consist of wires bonded behind the bottom and/or top teeth.