Once you're done with braces or aligner treatment, the next important step is getting a retainer. At Fargo Orthodontics, we create custom retainers that perfectly suit your needs and treatment plan for the future.
A retainer maintains the corrections made in your mouth and keeps your smile looking great for the long term. Removable retainers come in different styles but are an essential part of your orthodontic journey. They are typically only worn at night.
People used to believe that retainers could be discarded after a few years, but research shows that you should wear retainers for as long as you want straight teeth.
Bonded | Glued-in Retainers
Bonded retainers, often known as "permanent retainers," stay glued to the backside of your front teeth to prevent spacing, crowding, or rotations. The name "permanent retainers" can be misleading since the glue can wear down over time due to eating, friction, and daily use.
They may require some maintenance, like repairing the glue, rebonding portions, or even replacement, but with proper care, these wires are durable and designed to last for years.
At Fargo Orthodontics, we create removable retainers by taking a digital scan or impression of your teeth, which allows us to 3D print a model on which we can create your retainer.
Retainer Broken? We've Got You Covered!
At Fargo Orthodontics, we know that retainers may not always be perfect, and complications can arise. That's why our team is specially trained to handle any retainer repairs.
For our patients, we conduct retainer evaluations during check-in appointments after completing braces treatment. These check-ins ensure that everything is secure, allowing your smile to maintain its perfect position.
Whether you're new to town or away from your original orthodontist, if you need retainer repair or adjustments, we would be delighted to welcome you to our family!
No matter where you are in your smile journey, schedule an appointment with our team at Fargo Orthodontics. We're here to help!
Costs may vary for our retainer options at Fargo Orthodontics. As always, we’re committed to providing each patient with affordable and personalized orthodontic care.
If you have specific questions, feel free to reach out to our financial coordinator. We’re here to help!