What are retainers?
Retainers are the final stage of most orthodontic treatments. They are ordinarily required to maintain the position of straightened teeth because they will naturally want to move back into their original position once the braces have been removed. Although, retainers have been known for doing much more – going as far as fixing some speech impediments. For those reasons, it is very important to use retainers, under your orthodontist’s order, to make ensure you’re getting the most effective straightening treatment. When you will need to wear the retainers will differ from treatment to treatment. Some patients are advised only to wear their retainer overnight, while other patients have been advised to wear them much longer.
What types of retainers are available?
There are two types of retainers that can be considered for a patient’s treatment. Removable and fixed retainers. Depending on what treatment you’ve had and your teeth, your orthodontist will make the final decision on which is best for your teeth.
What is good retainer maintenance?
You will be advised on the specifics of maintenance that is required for your retainers by the orthodontist, as it is an important aspect of your overall treatment. Fixed retainers will need regular check-ups to assure they are clean and free from debris, plaque, and cavities. Removable retainers can be clean at home with a regular denture cleaning solution or vinegar and water.
Learn more about procedures and steps
Just about anyone over the age of 18. You don’t have to belong to a private dental plan. You don’t even have to be a regular visitor at Synergy Dental.
You can use the loan to pay for most dental work, but it’s particularly suited to more costly private treatments, such as dental implants, orthodontic, aesthetic, or cosmetic work.
If you’re not sure whether it’s right for your treatment, please ask your dentist.
Typically between £500 and £25,000 depending on the course of the treatment. This will be subject to an “on-the-spot” credit check.
Most patients’ applications are approved there and then, so you can go ahead and schedule treatment immediately.
Much like any other loan, you repay it in affordable monthly payments over an agreed term. These payments are collected by Direct Debit.
Once you’ve agreed on a course of treatment and a cost with your dentist, we’ll make the credit application on your behalf. As soon as the credit check is complete and the loan process, you’ll receive written confirmation from the credit provider. Simple as that!
We are working with one of the most respected credit providers in the business. Ask your dentist for details.
You can apply for an interest-free loan for each course of treatment, subject to the usual credit check.
For anyone considering using our interest-free loan facility to fund their private dental treatment, the benefits are clear.
- You get the treatment you want, a treatment that will make you look and feel a million times better.
- You get to spread the cost of that treatment over a period that suits you.
- Because it’s interest-free, our 0% loan can be a much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans. It’s easy to apply and simple to repay by Direct Debit. To discuss the benefits in more detail, speak to your dentist or one of the practice staff.