Clear Retainers in Atlanta, GA
When it comes to appearance and comfort, clear retainers are in a league of their own. Many patients prefer clear retainers to keep their newly straightened teeth in place because they are hardly noticeable and feel like they are barely there. If you live in the Atlanta area and want more information about how clear retainers can help maintain your winning smile, contact board-certified orthodontists Dr. Ruchir Patel and Dr. Kal Thakkar at iClear Orthodontics, located in Alpharetta, Roswell, and Kennesaw.
What Are Clear Retainers?
Clear retainers are made out of thin plastic and look like Invisalign® aligners. People like clear retainers because they are inconspicuous and are easy to insert and remove. If you grind your teeth, clear retainers are not recommended. Clear retainers are also more delicate than other types of retainers and need to be replaced periodically.
The Benefits of Clear Retainers
Clear retainers are often preferred over other types of retainers. Here are a few reasons why:
- Discrete – Because the retainers are not noticeable, patients feel confident wearing them in public if necessary.
- Comfortable – Clear retainers are made out of lightweight, molded plastic and are comfortable to wear.
- Healthy – Clear retainers interfere with oral hygiene the least of any type of retainer because they are removed for brushing and flossing.
- Hygienic – Clear retainers are easy to clean and can be disinfected in minutes.
Why Would Someone Choose Clear Retainers?
Clear retainers can be worn by patients of all ages. Keep in mind that clear retainers are recommended for patients who are not missing any teeth at the time when their braces are removed. If a patient is missing teeth or loses teeth, the retainers need to be cut or replaced to make room for erupting teeth.
How Do I Care for My Clear Retainers?
Keeping your retainers clean is important. Cleaning them helps prevent cavity-causing plaque build-up, bacteria, and discoloration. Simply brush your retainers with a toothbrush and soak them in denture cleaning solution with warm water for a few minutes.
Remember to remove your retainers before eating or drinking. Food and particular drinks could damage your retainers. If you remove your retainers to eat, remember to brush your teeth before putting them back in; you do not want food particles to get trapped between your teeth and the retainers.
How Long Will I Have to Wear Clear Retainers?
When Dr. Patel and Dr. Ruchir give you your retainers, they will provide all necessary instructions and information. Keep in mind that teeth are constantly moving, even in adults. Keeping your teeth in line may require a lifelong commitment to wearing retainers.
How Much Do Clear Retainers Cost in Atlanta, GA?
If you get braces, one set of clear retainers is included in the cost of your overall plan. If you are just getting clear retainers without any other treatment, iClear Orthodontics will give you a cost estimate for just your retainers.
Dental insurance sometimes covers a portion or the full cost of clear retainers, so it is important to check your policy’s coverage. If you have Flexible Spending Account dollars available through your employer, your pre-tax dollars can be applied to the cost of retainers.
To give all patients access to quality orthodontic treatment, iClear Orthodontics offers many payment plans to help make orthodontic treatment more affordable for all families. iClear Orthodontics offers interest-free in-house financing which divides the total cost of treatment into reasonable monthly payments for the duration of your treatment.
Options also exist to extend payments beyond your treatment period. In addition to traditional credit cards, iClear Orthodontics accepts CareCredit® cards that extend financing up to 60 months with a reduced APR and fixed monthly payments. Customizable OrthoFi is available to design a flexible payment plan. With OrthoFi, you are able to select the down payment and ongoing monthly payment amounts.
For many patients in the Greater Atlanta area, clear retainers are the number one choice. If you prefer clear retainers and would like to know if you qualify, contact Dr. Ruchir Patel and Dr. Kal Thakkar at iClear Orthodontics, conveniently located in Alpharetta, Roswell, and Kennesaw.