According to an article published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO), approximately 50% of patients openly admit to not complying with their dentists’ instructions on how to properly wear orthodontic retainers. Patient noncompliance prohibits the conversion of accurate retainer treatment plans to favorable results.
Most treatments span over a course of 12 months, and compliance levels have to be sustained throughout this period. Due to forgetfulness and discomfort, patients tend to disobey instructions, increasing the likelihood of relapse.
At Orthodenco Orthodontic Lab, we’ll help you encourage patient compliance by navigating through the specific nuances of any given case. We offer Hawley, Essix, and bonded retainers, and a wide selection of acrylic colors and designs. With a range of options available, we leave a lot of room for customization.
Types of Retainers
One of the primary objectives of personalization is to inspire patients to participate in the process, thus enabling the orthodontist to reinforce patient compliance. Since relapse will be less likely, retainer products that allow patients to comply with guidelines will naturally improve quality of treatment results.
We can also modify framework design and acrylic finish to enhance patient comfort while optimizing functionality features needed for the retainer’s optimal performance. Unlike other laboratories, we have 20 highly trained and experienced technicians, allowing us to provide personalized services and streamline our production and engagement process.
With a thorough understanding of each distinct case, we follow your prescriptions accurately and can deliver our products in a timely manner. Through this quality of work, we can help you foster patient compliance to make way for a successful retention process and improvement of patient referral rate.
Browse through our products list to learn about the various types of orthodontic retainers we offer. You may also explore any component of the retainer to see different variations and customizations we can create.