I have been on braces for front teeth alignment for almost an year. It will probably be removed in two months so I would need a permanent retainer. So please let me know the price range for the same, both in private and government hospitals.
I understand your concern. Retainers are a crucial phase of orthodontics treatment. It holds on to all the changes achieved during the treatment till the bone matures enough. Initial one year after active orthodontics treatment is critical. Retainers can be permanent or removable. Based on the malocclusion, the orthodontist suggests the type of retainers required. However, patients can discuss with the doctor for the same. Regarding the costs of retainers, it would have been informed to you at the start of the treatment by the doctor. In most places, it is informed before the treatment initiation and done by the treating doctor itself. However, you can get the debonding procedure (braces removal) and retainers from another doctor. But that will be charged more as debonding is included in the treating doctor package, whereas if you change the doctor for debonding, the new doctor will charge for it separately. Government hospital rates are generally cheaper compared to private setups. However, the approximate range varies from area to area, according to the reputation of the hospital and the doctor, the type of material used. I hope this gives you some ideas about the same.
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