One of the options our orthodontist can use to put the final touch on your smile is an orthodontic positioner. A Positioner covers the upper and lower teeth. It is similar to a retainer in that it helps your teeth to secure themselves in their new positions. You will need to wear it as you sleep, and for a certain amount of time during the day. Every smile is different and Dr. Rusty Jones will instruct you on how long to wear your positioner, and it is important that you stick to those instructions. Dr. Jones will also explain how to clean store your positioner when you are not wearing it.
You may experience a small amount of discomfort as you adjust to wearing it. You should contact Dr. Jones if the pain lasts for more than a few days, but as you get used to wearing your positioner an over-the-counter pain reliever or anti-inflammatory can help. If you damage or lose your positioner, you should contact our offices in West Valley, South Phoenix or Surprise to schedule an appointment to have a new one made.
If you would like to learn more about positioners in Phoenix, Arizona, and to find out if it one can be used in your treatment call our offices to plan your visit.