How Much Do Retainers in Carson Cost?
Retainers average between $150-$350, depending on your unique needs. Your Carson orthodontist will have an exact estimate for you.
Will I Get Free Retainers for Life?
No. Your first retainer is figured into the fee of your orthodontic treatment. If you lose or break your retainer, you’ll need to pay for a replacement. Your insurance may or may not cover a portion of more than one retainer. Check your insurance policy for more details or speak with a member of our staff to understand your coverage.
How Do I Clean and Store My Retainer?
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, mild dish soap, and lukewarm water to wash your retainer. Don’t use toothpaste as it contains abrasive compounds that can scratch the retainer. Scratches are breeding grounds for bacteria, which can contribute to dental diseases and bad breath. Over time, toothpaste can also weaken the retainer material, making it more susceptible to breakage.
As your retainer ages, you may notice some discoloration. Age, bacteria, and the minerals in the water you use to clean your retainer can contribute to discoloration.
Once your retainer is clean, dry it thoroughly, and place it in your retainer case. Do not store your retainer in an overly hot or cold environment, as extreme temperatures can cause the retainer to warp or break.