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Orthodontic pt, question about retainers

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Orthodontic pt, question about retainers

Postby ModSquad » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:44 pm

Once you have had your braces removed and now into retainers @ night only, how long do they last you, 1 yr, 2 yrs, etc...?

I'm on my 2nd pair in the few yrs I have had my braces off, UGH!!!

Removed them this a.m. and hear "crack", and now have to go back in to be fitted to have new one made, only top one I hope, they are NOT cheap by no means, and I will not go a night without them, to afraid my teeth will shift and not fit next night... :roll:

Happy and healthy smiles to all,
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Re: Orthodontic pt, question about retainers

Postby ocapple1 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:19 am

If you don't have periodontal issues, ask your orthodontist to place fixed lingual retainers on the backs of your teeth! Retainers CAN and DO crack with pressure and things of that nature, unfortunately! I know they get expensive! If you put them in the heat (window seal, leave them in the car, ect.) you risk them warping, and becoming more fragile. Also, if your not having much luck with your orthodontists retainers, try seeing another orthodontist. It may be that your orthodontists is using a less-expensive lab (you get what you pay for sort of thing), and any other orthodontist would be happy to make retainers for you!


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Re: Orthodontic pt, question about retainers

Postby ModSquad » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:46 pm

Thanks for the feedback :wink: --- was two different companies that made the retainers for each set, two different States, two different docs, and not cheep for sure, well couple hundred dollars for retainers is not cheep to me anyway, I think they were 250.00 a set, so x3, ugh!!!... :(

My be due to me, guess one should not allow them to soak in hot water when letting them sit in denture cleaner, after I use tooth brush and paste on them, bad idea huh? Lesson learned... :lol:

Again thanks for your info --- BTW: Do you work for a orthodontist, or maybe are one, seem to have much knowledge in the field, cool... :mrgreen:

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