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After you are done with your orthodontic treatment, you will likely need a retainer to maintain your results. A retainer will protect the investment you've made in money and time with an orthodontic treatment by keeping your teeth in their new place while your gums and jaw stabilize. To serve the needs of our patients, Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group offers many high-quality retainer options, including a fixed or removable retainer. For more information about retainers, contact our Wellesley, MA office to schedule a consultation.

Retainers are suggested for everyone as soon as they finish orthodontic therapy. Although your teeth are in their new position, a retainer helps to keep them there while the rest of your mouth adjusts and settles. A retainer is great for younger patients who are still waiting for the rest of their permanent teeth to develop and while their jawbone is still growing.

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Once your braces are removed from your teeth, you may start your retainer process. We will make an impression of your teeth and ship it off to a dental laboratory. Once your retainer is ready, approximately 1 – 2 weeks later, we'll schedule an office visit. During this appointment, we will ensure that your retainer is comfortable before sending you home. We will give you detailed instructions on how often you have to use your retainer in addition to how to wash and care for it.

The amount of time you need to use your retainer will vary. It is usually suggested that you wear your retainer until all your permanent teeth come in and when your jaw is done developing (normally in the early to mid-20s). With proper maintenance and regular inspections, your retainer can be used for many years. As the years progress and standard wear and tear occurs, your retainer may have to be replaced. Meanwhile, you need to practice daily cleaning and safely store your retainer if not in use. If your retainer is damaged or lost, call our office to get a new one.

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A retainer could be included in your orthodontic therapy. If you have dental insurance, we will contact your supplier to find out if any of your expenses are covered, then calculate your out-of-pocket costs. We can also help you choose a retainer that will fit your needs and your budget. We accept many payment methods at our Wellesley, MA office, including medical financing.

Keep your teeth in their new position following your orthodontic treatment with a removable or fixed retainer from Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group. Continuous use of a retainer may prevent another orthodontic treatment later. Schedule an appointment with one of our dental team members at our office in Wellesley, MA to learn more about the benefits of retainers.

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