You could spend between $250 and $500 for one arch when choosing to have a bonded retainer attached to the back of your teeth.
If you need to have retainers glued to the upper and lower part of your mouth, you could spend up to $1,000. Retainers are usually included in your orthodontic braces package, so ask your dentist first if you may have a discount.
Types of Retainers
Bonded retainers are a relatively new way to maintain teeth alignment since traditional ones have been removable. For instance, a complete set of removable Hawley retainers could cost between $300 and $600.
Some orthodontists might not charge you for the initial set of retainers since they already included it on the overall price for having braces. If you need a removable retainer for correcting an overbite, you can expect to pay up to $2,500 for the equipment, dental appointments, fittings and x-ray work.
In some cases, patients might need to wear different retainers as advised by their orthodontist to achieve the best results.
Choosing a retainer for a young patient would be different from doing so for an adult since the former’s teeth still undergo certain changes. In this case, parents should consider a pediatric orthodontist who specializes in doing braces for children.
Your child could start with active orthodontic treatment by the time they reach nine years old, according to the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.
An early appointment to the dentist will prevent further complications from your child’s oral health, especially if they have crooked or misaligned teeth.
When planning to have a bonded retainer, you should consider looking for a dentist who is a member of a national dental group. This proves that the quality of their work adheres to industry standards and fair practices on charging fees.