Retainers

Retainers are a crucial part of keeping teeth straight after Invisalign® aligner treatment has concluded. Secure your smile's future: Discover retainer solutions at DeFuniak Springs Family Dental.

Affordable Dental Retainers in DeFuniak Springs, FL

At DeFuniak Springs Family Dental, we celebrate with you as you reach the end of your orthodontic journey and begin the next phase: retention. Retainers are crucial in maintaining the position of your teeth after braces or aligners, ensuring your smile stays straight and true.

Our team is dedicated to providing personalized retainer solutions, guiding you through your options and how to care for them, so your smile remains as beautiful as the day your braces came off.

two dental retainers in a blue retainer case
  • What types of retainers are available?

    Retainers are key to preserving orthodontic work, and we offer various types to suit individual needs and lifestyles:

    • Hawley Retainers: A traditional choice, made from a combination of metal wire and acrylic, designed to snugly fit the roof of your mouth or along the lower teeth.
    • Clear Plastic Retainers: Virtually invisible, these retainers are made from a clear plastic material that fits directly over the teeth, providing a discreet way to maintain tooth alignment.
    • Fixed Retainers: Also known as bonded retainers, these consist of a thin wire permanently attached to the backside of the front teeth, ideal for those who prefer a maintenance-free option.
  • What do I need to consider when using a retainer?

    Effective retainer use involves a few key considerations:

    • Consistency: Adherence to wearing your retainer as prescribed by your dentist or orthodontist is critical for maintaining alignment.
    • Hygiene: Regular cleaning of your retainer is essential to prevent plaque buildup and odors. Each type of retainer may require a different cleaning approach.
    • Storage: When not in use, store your retainer in its case to avoid damage or loss.
  • How do you know when it's time to replace your retainer?

    Be attentive to signs that your retainer may need replacing, such as:

    • Visible Wear and Tear: Cracks, warping, or breakage can compromise the retainer’s function.
    • Fit Changes: A retainer that no longer fits snugly may not be effective in holding teeth in place.
    • Discomfort or Pain: If wearing your retainer becomes uncomfortable, consult with your dental professional to assess fit and condition.

     

  • Can I use my last set of aligners as my retainer?

    While the last set of aligners can serve as a temporary measure to maintain teeth alignment immediately after treatment, they are not designed for long-term use. Custom retainers are specifically fabricated for durability and prolonged wear, ensuring your orthodontic results are preserved. Consulting with your dental professional on the best retainer option for your needs is always recommended.

     

More Questions?

If you have more questions about retainers or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further.

DeFuniak Springs Family Dental

746 Baldwin Ave
DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
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Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - 2 pm

Phone

850-892-0866

Email Address

dfsdental@gmail.com