After completing your orthodontic treatment, Dr. Spencer Johnson will provide you with a retainer. This special oral appliance is custom-made to fit your teeth and mouth perfectly and works to prevent your teeth from shifting out of their newly straightened positions. Call Johnson Elite Orthodontics today to schedule your appointment with our orthodontist and learn more about how retainers in Salt Lake City and South Jordan, Utah, can benefit your smile!
We use 3D printed models, which means no more messy, goopy impressions of your teeth and no breathing through your nose, waiting for it to be over. We are past all that! We can use a 3D digital scan used to fabricate a 3D printed model of your smile. You can even take home your model for smile insurance!
Types of Retainers
The upper orthodontic retainer is a transparent removable retainer that fits over the entire arch of teeth. Similar to Invisalign® trays, the retainer has no wires. They are inexpensive to replace and are to be worn during the sleeping hours.
Lower Bonded Retainer
Bonded retainers are cemented directly to the inside surface of your lower 6 front teeth. This is one of the best ways to prevent your lower teeth from shifting as it is permanently attached! Patients with bonded lingual retainers must be careful with their bite as the bonding material may break due to incorrect biting and cause teeth to shift quickly. When brushing, make sure to carefully clean the inside of your lower teeth as well as the wire and have regular cleanings at your dentist.