What Are Retainers?
The retainer is a form of brace used after the treatment of straightening your teeth. These are normally made of wires or metal/plastic. They help the bones of the mouth to preserve the final changes after the initial treatment. After any dental surgery or orthodontic procedure, the bones and gums take some time to adjust to the final position. If the retainers are not used after the treatment, the bone tries to adjust back to the original position and the teeth alignment may relapse back to the pre-treatment position. To avoid this relapsing, retainers are used. The patients will need to wear them for the majority of the day to achieve the best results. The retainers we offer are Bonded retainers, Removable retainers and Vivera Retainers.
Excellent customer service, the team really looked after me, answered all my questions, explained what was going on in my appointment. I made some enquiries for teeth alignment and they were fab, gave me all the information I needed. Highly recommend Ascent to anyone, particularly, if like me, you get nervous about a visit to the dentist!!
The most common type of retainers are removable. Although it is easier to clean your mouth and keep your retainers clean, it does become a bit of a hassle with having to remove them before meals. This also encourages a misplacement of the retainers and replacements can be costly. Another issue that may arise with removable retainers is that their structure may distort, causing your teeth to alter. Regular checkups will be required to prevent such things from happening. Various types of removable retainers are:
- Hawley retainer
- Vacuum formed retainer
- Thermo formed retainer
I’ve had a few visits over the last few years for specific work. Everyone is very kind and courteous. I have always had each stage of treatment explained at the start so there were never any nasty surprises. I would happily recommend Ascent it is a caring practice.
Types of Retainers
Orthodontic relapse was beginning to make Sofia feel self-conscious. She says the support and advice she received at Ascent helped everything make sense.
Lee connected with Ascent Dental following a recommendation from a friend. Combined orthodontic and implant treatment helped Lee lose his fear of the dentist and discover a winning smile!
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Very professional and I absolutely love my teeth. Highly recommend this place.
I have received 5 star service right from the booking of my first appointment.
I no longer have a fear of attending a dental appointment, a fear I have had for years.
The care and skill of the dental staff is outstanding, as is the care and help of support staff.
I recommend Ascent Dental to anyone who wants an excellent dental experience.
Very professional & efficient.
I have had excellent orthadontic treatment with my Invisalign.
I would highly recommend Ascent Dental.
As someone with an extreme fear of everything dental, I can’t recommend Ascent enough. All of the staff are the most knowledgeable, loveliest, most patient people. The service is amazing and the fees are really reasonable. After 20 years of dentist hopping and emergency treatment, I finally feel I am on the road to overcoming my fears. Actually excited for the next part of my dental plan!
I honestly think this dentist is amazing everybody is so friendly and they are quick to get your treatment sorted after your initial consultation. I had braces fitted upper and lower and they were done so quickly they obviously know what they’re doing!! I love my braces and I’m so glad I went with ascent. I just wish I had done it years ago! My husband is having treatment also. Thanks guys!! Keep up the good work!!
Made me feel relaxed when I was feeling a bit anxious, really friendly & knowledgeable about what they are doing & sent me off feeling very confident. Followed up with a courtesy call the next day.
Really pleased with my treatment so far 👍👍 …
From the moment i entered, i was met by the lovely receptionist and staff. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. They addressed all the questions and concerns i had and were able to give me recommendations. They were completely transparent and clear about what the treatment may entail. Definately the best dentist I have ever been too! Very excited for the plan they have made for me. 10/10 :)
I have always been conscious of my teeth however I am so happy with my veneers. The team at Ascent Dental explained everything in detail to me and were very thorough. They made me feel extremely relaxed. I love my new smile.
I recommend Ascent Dental to everyone!
Very professional dental service, I’ve needed a lot of treatment over the past 6 or 7 months but have to say all the staff are extremely pleasant and welcoming, jas is a top dentist always explaining my options and always extremely professional in his work. Highly recommended
I have just finished my treatment with Ascent Dental after 6 months of having Lingual braces to adjust crowding in my upper teeth. I have been very impressed with the service given to me, and would thoroughly recommend the practice to anyone looking to improve their smile. Dr Gursh Bajwa made the treatment comfortable, yet effective, and I am very happy with the results. I would like to thank all the staff at Ascent Dental for the high level of care and service they have given me.
Fabulous experience end to end with Ascent – lovely practice and lovely people who have done a fantastic job with my sons teeth which are now a beauty to behold!! Thank you to all of the team :-)
I have just finished treatment at Ascent Dental Care and can only thank the team for their care and professionalism. I am a very nervous patient so opted for sedation and was glad I did as I now have a less traumatic memory of having a deep clean and treatment for 2 crowns. Thank you to the team and would recommend this surgery to anyone who is nervous and putting off having treatment. Lorraine
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