South High Dental Retainers Columbus, OH


What are dental retainers?

When teens and adults get their braces removed their teeth can shift. To prevent that, we at South High Dental in Columbus, OH offer customized dental retainers. They are strong mouth pieces and are custom made for your mouth. They attach to your teeth by wire and can be made from durable plastic or metal.

One of our licensed dentists here at South High Dental will mold a flavored alginate (a thick liquid) around your teeth. You can choose from our different flavors. From this mold, our lab will than create a customized dental retainer for your mouth. After the dental retainer is formed, you will come back to South High Dental to get it fitted so that your dental retainer will not rub or irritate your gums.

Dental Retainers

What are the two types of dental retainers?

We offer either fixed or removable dental retainers. You chose which is better for your lifestyle.

  • For patients who want to make sure that they are always wearing their retainer and/or have large gaps we recommend the fixed dental retainer. These dental retainers are fastened to the back of your top and bottom teeth with a wire so it cannot be taken off. They are worn around the clock.
  • Removeable dental retainers can be taken on and off with clasps that click it into place. They are easier to lose than fixed dental retainer. A positive is that they are easier to clean and they can be worn when it is convenient for you.

What are the benefits of wearing a dental retainer?

Because your teeth may shift after your braces are removed, we here at South High Dental in Columbus, OH recommend that you wear a dental retainer for six months after your braces have been removed. Your gums tissues need help from a dental retainer to adjust to the correct position after your braces have been removed. With your dental retainer helping you to maintain your straightened teeth it will help reduce buildup of plague and cavities because it is easier for you to floss and brush your teeth. Dental retains can also help with snoring and teeth grinding when you are sleeping. Dental retainers can sometimes also change the tongue movements, and this can help with speech problems.

Some dental retainer maintenance tips

To help you maintain your dental retainers, here are some tips on how to care for them.

  • Clean your dental retainer regularly so that food debris and bacteria are removed
  • Soak them in denture cleaning solution to keep them from drying out and breaking.
  • To kill any germs, soak your dental retainer in mouthwash like Listerine.
  • So that your dental retainer does not warp. Make sure all your soaking liquids are room temperature.
  • To help prevent damage plastic and/or bent wires when not wearing your dental retainer make sure it is placed in the sturdy case that we provide for it.

Why choose South High Dental in Columbus, OH for your dental services needs?

With over 40 years of experience fitting customized dental retainers, our team at South High Dental uses the latest in advance design so that they are comfortable and effective. Call us at 610-922-8952 or contact us to make an appointment for a consultation for your customized dental retainer. At South High Dental in Columbus, OH we are happy to provide our dental services to our neighboring communities including Obetz, Grove City, Groveport, South-South High St., Ashville, Circleville, and surrounding areas in Ohio. We offer flexible hours and most insurances covers our treatments such as:

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