Retainers may be removable or fixed. They are an important for everyone that has undergone any type of orthodontic treatment. Retainers hold your teeth in their new, correct positions after your teeth have been straightened. Dr. Tolleson will instruct you on how to care for your retainer and about the duration of the wear. Wearing your retainer as directed is crucial to prevent regression of your treatment.
If you know a thing or two about orthodontics, you’ve probably heard about the importance of retainers. And you might have also heard countless stories of retainers getting lost and having to be replaced! We’ve heard them too. You wouldn’t believe all the stories – dog chewed it up, wrapped in a napkin and accidentally threw it away, disappeared at school, digging through trash cans, the retainer grew legs and ran away… the list goes on. We share your frustrations!
That’s why Dr. Tolleson has developed a retention method that virtually eliminates lost retainers, while still providing stability to protect your investment of straight teeth. Part of it has to do with the fact that we offer bonded retainers to all our patients, when indicated. But removable retainers are still a part of the equation. Curious how we’ve helped eliminate lost retainers? Ask us about it at your consultation visit. FYI: Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pets, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins. And even if a retainer still goes missing, we have replacement program to make you smile!