This week I have enjoyed seeing two patients who I created beautiful smiles for over 10 years ago. Both patients had lost their removable retainers years ago and had their fixed retainers either break between 2 teeth or had come unglued from a tooth. As always both patients were seen for a complimentary retainer check. One was fixed within minutes. The other had a small space opened up between the front teeth. He was sent away for 3 days with some elastics to close the space prior to my repair. Both patients were charged less than $200 for the repairs and were then advised to have their lost removable retainers replaced in case any future changes were to occur.
Teeth move throughout life mainly due to the forces involved in chewing.
The reason we make all our patients both fixed and removable retainers for the top and bottom teeth is that we know removable retainers can get lost and so the fixed retainers would keep the smile beautiful. If the fixed retainers were to break or detach from a tooth then the removable retainer will act like an aligner and keep the teeth straight. One way or another our aim is to keep your smile beautiful forever.
If you have lost your retainers or know that you have a breakage of your fixed retainers please contact us for a free assessment sooner than later so we can prevent irreversible changes from occurring. We have never changed the prices for retainers as we really want our patients to keep their beautiful smiles for a LIFETIME. Please call us for an appointment if you want a coplimentary checkup. Also please note we moved to our new office on 30 W. El Rose drive a few years ago.