Can Any Dentist or Orthodontist Remove a Permanent Retainer?

After you complete your orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist may recommend a permanent retainer. A permanent retainer is bonded to the inside surface of your teeth so you can’t remove it. The most noteworthy benefit of a permanent retainer is its ability to keep your teeth straight and smile at its best.

If you lead a busy life and don’t think you’ll remember to wear a removable retainer as prescribed by your orthodontist, a permanent retainer is a good idea. It’s a “set it and forget it” solution that can make your life easier.

There are a number of reasons you may need to remove your permanent retainer. First and foremost, it can sustain damage after you bite into hard foods or inure your mouth. By opting for regular checkups, you can find out about any damage that may be present.

If calculus builds up against the surfaces of your teeth, you may need to get your retainer removed as it can damage your teeth and gums as it hardens. Also, if you’ve worn your retainer for a long time, you may want to or be advised to remove it. Ongoing pressure or pain in your mouth that stems from the retainer may also require a removal as any discomfort should be short-lived and fade away after your mouth gets used to it.

So, if you need to remove your retainer, how do you get it out? Refrain from trying to do it at home and pay a visit to any highly trained and experienced dentist or orthodontist. They should be able to safely remove it without any issues.

Contact River Run Dental

If you’d like further information on permanent retainers and their removal, we encourage you to contact our office today at 804-442-3873. We look forward to hearing from you!