At Patritto Orthodontics, we work to straighten your smile and have it stay that way through retainers in Ottumwa and Oskaloosa, Iowa. Our office uses invisible retainers to help you enjoy the beautiful smile you have worked so hard to achieve. After orthodontic treatment, you will begin the retention stage of maintaining your straight smile by wearing a retainer provided by Dr. Dwayne Patritto.
Retainers are custom-made appliances used to maintain the alignment of your teeth following orthodontic treatment, such as braces. As you age, your teeth tend to shift. Retainers ensure that your teeth remain correctly aligned, promoting the optimal oral health, functionality, and appearance of your teeth and smile. If you have finished your orthodontic treatment, our orthodontist will fit you for a retainer to keep your smile properly aligned and maintain it’s beautiful appearance.
Our practice provides invisible, or clear, retainers. These retainers are made of clear plastic, and fit snuggly over your teeth to discreetly maintain your beautiful smile. Please remember to follow all instructions provided for the care and maintenance of your retainer, especially when cleaning it. Because our invisible retainers are clear, they need to be kept clean in order to remain invisible. Uncleaned retainers turn yellow or gray, and can make your newly-straightened teeth appear discolored or dull.
Our orthodontist will be happy help you determine if you need a retainer, and make any needed adjustments or repairs to your current retainer. For more information, please contact our office today.