Once your braces are removed, you will need to wear a retainer to ensure that your teeth stay in their new position. To service the needs of our many patients, Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign offers several high-quality retainer options. You will also have the choice between a fixed or removable retainer. This is a personal choice, but our skilled orthodontists will guide you along the way and discuss all your options thoroughly. Whatever you decide, you can rest assured that your retainer will protect the investment you made in time and money during your orthodontic treatment by preventing teeth shifting. We love serving our local Kentucky communities through outstanding orthodontic care. Call any one of our 9 locations so we can help you maintain that gorgeous new smile.
"Dr. Durbin put me in braces over 25 years ago. He installed a permanent retainer behind my lower front teeth, which is still in place today. My teeth are as straight today as they were 25 years ago when the braces came off! I have been very pleased with the treatment I have received over the years from their office."- J.B. / Google / Jun 11, 2016
"I can't brag enough on this place and staff! Being a patient years ago when I was in braces, I hadn't been back to this facility since 2000. After 15 years with my permanent retainer, I was flossing and popped off one side. I was able to get right in and was taken care of, just like old times. I appreciate them so much and highly recommend this place to anyone of any age!!!!!"- E.L. / Google / Jun 11, 2016
"I had braces as a child and after losing/not wearing my retainers like I should have, I am ready for round 2 of braces with Dr. Morris! Dr. Morris has been exceptional to work with and offered multiple treatment plans that would accommodate my needs to make space for a future implant and a straighter smile. I am very excited to start treatment at Kentucky Orthodontics and Invisalign!"- A.B. / Facebook / Sep 17, 2017
"My poor Drew had a rough weekend after a mouth injury at school knocked his perfect smile out of place. Thankfully Dr Durbin at Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign helped us through it. I was able to talk and text with Dr. Durbin directly all weekend long. He even contacted me several times to check on Drew's status. As a nurse, I've never experienced that level of care for any of my patients, and definitely not personally. Anyone in the market for an orthodontist should definitely seek care from this practice. I'm more satisfied now than I was with his perfect beautiful smile...and believe me when I say correcting his mouth was a task! Drew is going to be ok, he'll probably have to go back into braces for a little while but I KNOW he is in the best (and caring) hands at Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign!!!!"- M.R. / Facebook / Oct 09, 2017
"If I could give six stars, I would in a heartbeat! I could not have asked for a more pleasant orthodontic experience!!!!The staff was always friendly, and all three of the doctors care greatly for their patients! No matter what my issue was during treatment, they were able to help me in a timely manner. Now that my treatment is completed, I know where I can go if I ever have questions, or need to have my retainers checked. If you or someone close to you is in need of orthodontic care, whether an adult like me, or a child, LOOK NO FURTHER!!"- Google User / Google / Jan 02, 2017
About the Procedure
At our orthodontics office, we offer our patients 3 different types of retainers (based on the patient's needs), a Hawley retainer, clear retainer, or a fixed retainer. A Hawley retainer (the most common type of retainer) is molded for the roof of the mouth (the top arch) and the backs of the teeth (the bottom arch), and is made up of molded wires, clasps, and plastic. A clear retainer is inconspicuously worn just like an Invisalign aligner, and can be removed from the mouth very easily. A fixed retainer cannot be taken out of the mouth, and is bonded to the back of the teeth on both arches.
What to Expect
Once you have your braces removed from your teeth, you can be fitted for your retainer. We will make an impression of your mouth post-orthodontic treatment and send it off to a dental laboratory to be made. Once your retainer is ready, approximately 1 – 2 weeks later, we will schedule a fitting appointment. During this time, our orthodontists will make sure that your retainer is comfortable before sending you home.
With proper maintenance and regular inspections, your retainer should last a very long time. However, as the years progress and normal wear and tear occurs, your retainer may need to be replaced. In the meantime, you should practice routine cleaning and safely store your retainer when not in use. If your retainer is damaged or lost, call our office immediately to receive a replacement.
Plan Your Procedure
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Retain Your New Smile
Rejoice in the fact that your orthodontic treatment is over! Now that your smile is better than ever, we want you to keep your pearly whites in their new position for as long as possible. This is why we offer retainers to hold your teeth in their new position and prevent regression. At our orthodontics office, we have several options available for your retainers. Call any of our locations in Nicholasville, Georgetown, Richmond, Winchester, Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Owingsville, or Mount Sterling. We can set-up an appointment for you to meet with one of our Orthodontists: Douglas D. Durbin, Thomas C. Garner, or Lauren D. Morris.
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