Lifetime retainers are used after your braces are removed. At Lineberger Orthodontics, Dr. Matt Lineberger, Dr. Megan Lineberger, Dr. Claire Fedore and Dr. Bhaven Sayania, offer lifetime retainers for the residents of Charlotte, Elizabeth, Huntersville and surrounding communities in North Carolina.
What are Lifetime Retainers?
Orthodontic retainers are often used after braces or Invisalign®. Now that your teeth are in their new positions, we want to make sure they stay put! A retainer is used to hold the teeth still until the bone heals completely. This can take one or two years. You wear the retainer at night as you sleep, so you can adjust to wearing the retainer quite quickly.
What are the Benefits of Lifetime Retainers?
- Removable for brushing and flossing
- Recommended for teens and adults who are less likely to lose or break the retainer
- Protects changes to the teeth after braces
- No food restrictions
How Does a Lifetime Retainer Work?
Lifetime retainers are designed with wires and a plastic piece. The plastic part fits over your upper palate or the soft tissues behind your lower teeth. The wire is positioned in such a way as to put a small amount of tension on the teeth.
What Can Be Corrected with Lifetime Retainers?
Lifetime retainers ensure your teeth do not shift after your braces. They are not corrective in nature.
What Should I Expect from Lifetime Retainers?
After we fit you with your lifetime retainer, you will wear it at night while you sleep. You can also wear the retainer during the day if you wish. Lifetime retainers should be removed when you brush and floss, as well as when you eat crunchy or hard foods.
How Much Do Lifetime Retainers Cost?
Your lifetime retainer is made just for you! Because these are custom devices, the cost varies. We can give you a cost during your appointment. Lifetime retainers are very important for protecting the investment you made in orthodontic treatment, so we do not want your budget to be a barrier. Our in-house financing can help make the cost of lifetime retainers affordable for just about anyone.
Does Insurance Cover Lifetime Retainers?
Lifetime retainers are typically covered under orthodontic benefits of dental insurance policies.
Lifetime retainers protect your investment. Lineberger Orthodontics offers lifetime retainers for the residents of Charlotte, Elizabeth, Huntersville and surrounding communities in North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.