Is a retainer fee the same as a deposit?
In a definitive sense, a retainer is a fee that is paid in advance in order to hold services (ie. a wedding or event date). While a deposit may also reserve a date, it is returned when the services have been completed. A retainer is by default non-refundable and is not returned.
How tight should a retainer be?
The appliance should seat down fully around the teeth and the labial bow (modified with or without an acrylic facing) should fit snugly against the teeth without any obvious air gaps between the wire and the teeth or between the acrylic facing (if used) and teeth.
Why does my retainer smell like poop?
Even if you don’t notice calcium deposits on your retainer, you may notice that it has taken on an odor over time. People often ask orthodontists why their retainer smells like poop, or chlorine, or even sperm. The cause of the bad odor is the accumulation of plaque over time.
Should I force my retainer to fit?
Theoretically using an existing retainer may be able to move the teeth back into alignment. However, it has to fit accurately (perfectly), forcing it to fit may cause damage to your teeth or restorations on your teeth, not to mention the possibility of getting it stuck or causing pain to your teeth.
Can I wear my retainer after 2 years?
But can wearing an old retainer to straighten teeth work? As it turns out, yes, it can. Retainers aren’t just there to keep your teeth in place, after all. Because they’re custom made, they can also help improve any minor oral problems you might find years after you had your braces removed.
Can tight retainer damage your teeth?
Wearing a noticeably ill-fitting retainer can cause damage to the surface of the teeth, so be sure and contact us about being fitted for a new one if you can no longer wear yours comfortably.
Can old retainer damage teeth?
You might feel like you can “fix the damage” by using an old retainer. Let’s make this clear, a retainer’s ability to straighten your teeth is predicated on its fit. In other words, if teeth have shifted and you attempt to wear a poorly fitting retainer, you may end up damaging your teeth even more.
How long do clear retainers last?
Is it OK to wear retainers only at night?
After eight weeks of wearing your retainers for half of each day, with the approval of your orthodontist, you can begin wearing your retainers at night only. Wearing them more often than just at night is never a bad thing though, as long as you’re taking them out to eat and cleaning them properly.
How often should you replace your retainer?
Most retainers may last up to two to three years, but can vary depending on each patient and how frequently he or she wears the retainer. Some signs that it is time to replace your retainer are discoloration, distortion, and calcium buildup.
Do you have to wear a retainer forever after Invisalign?
Yes, you’ll need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment. Even though Invisalign moves teeth differently from traditional metal braces, the result is still the same. You’ll need to wear retainers after any kind of teeth straightening.
Why arent my teeth straight after Invisalign?
But as it turns out, it is common for teeth to remain crooked after the normal Invisalign treatment program. Re-treatment occurs in half the patients to get the Invisalign results desired. So I accepted it and got the cement balls reapplied on my teeth to start another treatment cycle of 16 trays.
How long do orthodontists keep retainer molds?
about 2 years
Does Invisalign weaken your teeth?
On rare occasions, it is possible for the cellular response to damage the ends of the roots of the teeth. The teeth can also become damaged after the treatment if you lose gum support or gone due to a periodontal disease, and if there was root resorption during the treatment.
What are the disadvantages of Invisalign?
Disadvantages of InvisalignAs Invisalign evolves, we’re able to treat more cases with it. For maximum results, you do have to wear your aligners for 22 hours per day. Invisalign was first sold in the U.S. in 1999 and it hasn’t been around as long as braces treatment. You need self-discipline for the best results.Weitere Einträge…
Can Invisalign make gum recession worse?
Orthodontic movement, such as braces or Invisalign, can make you more susceptible to gum recession. The slight movement of the teeth exposes the more fragile parts of your teeth and makes the gums more delicate. Some people are just born with thinner gums, too.