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Can I really get cheap retainers after Braces Treatment

By Sophia 8/6/2011 3:18:48 AM
My dentist told me that my braces will be taken off in the next appointment i.e. next Thursday. He said that I have to wear retainers after that so that my teeth don’t move back to their normal position and I have to pay again for getting retainers. Is there any way out to get cheap retainers?
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 8/6/2011 3:18:48 AM

The moment you are done with the braces treatment and they are off your teeth, it is a time to heave a sigh of relief and go on to flaunt your new found gorgeous smile. However, one thing that you do need to keep in mind is that you will certainly not have the best of smiles forever if you don’t opt to wear retainers after the braces treatment is over. This means that getting retainers is a must for any braces treatment to be deemed as successful and permanent.

Now, you might not have gone on and featured the cost of retainers into your braces treatment. This small plastic and metal thing that you put in your mouth helps your teeth to remain in their new found position and not move back to their original places.

Cheap retainers can be custom made for each specific individual based on their teeth and jaws. Although most retainers look alike none of them are the same as they need to be specified for individual needs. This might make your dentist or orthodontist hike up the price for them but keep in mind that it is certainly a great possibility to have cheap retainers.

The fees for the dentists and the amount that they charge you are negotiable. This means that when you are quoted the amount for the retainers you need not accept the very first amount that is told to you. Also, dentists are quite willing to offer a discount that can range anywhere from just about 5% to as much as 20% if they are asked for it.

There are different kinds of retainers and they cost different as well. What you can do is to find out from your dentist the different kinds of retainers that might be considered for you and then do your homework online to find out further about them. This will make certain that you are able to get cheap retainers for yourself.

Most patients have discovered that they can save themselves several dollars and get cheap retainers not from the dentist but from the dealers directly. This will cut out the profit that the dentist will make on your retainers and benefit you greatly. There are dealers who have the best of dental retainers such as invisible or clear ones, the ones that are fixed on the upper and lower jaw and the like. Whatever be your dental need for the retainer, you are bound to find them with the dealers. This is one sure shot fool proof way for you to go ahead and get the most fascinating of retainers for yourself at half the cost that you would have otherwise ended up paying.

You can also save yourself further dollars by limiting the number of trips that you need to make to your dentist’s office to get the cheap retainers. You dentist will certainly want to help you get cheap retainers rather than let go of a patient.
 

Posted By : cathy on 1/28/2012 10:54:47 PM
Great article, how does one find a dental dealer in their area that is willing to do this? Is there no prescription needed?
Posted By : Specialized Dental on 12/22/2012 12:53:47 PM
This dealer is one of the most reliable and competent (over 40 yrs. exp ) no Rx required, and FDA compliant...

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