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DID YOU KNOW…

The importance of a quality retainer cannot be overstated!

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE:

After spending many years using a variety of traditional retainers, Dr. Rizkallah found himself frustrated with their different weaknesses (easily broken, poor speech, poor hygiene, too passive, too visible, can’t be used as a night guard). Traditional retainers were harming his patients. He needed something else to accomplish his retainer goals…..something else to protect his work.

Utilizing his unusual degree in Orthodontic Biomaterials, Dr. Rizkallah designed and trademarked a retainer that solved the problems seen with other retainers. While this retainer was superior to other retainers in many ways, it’s most impressive aspect was its ability to re-straighten teeth if the retainers were not worn enough (an unheard of property). It was named for this unique “forgiving” property……The “Forgiver Retainer.”

The “Forgiver Retainer” has been serving our patients for over a decade. We love them. Our patients love them.

The “Forgiver Retainer” is one of the main keys of our long-term treatment success. After all, getting teeth perfect is a 6 to 12 month service. Keeping them perfect is a life-long service. The first service is not enough.

 

PROPERTIES

 

RETAINER TYPES

Forgiver

Standard
Invisible

Standard
Hawley

Permanent

Mushroom
Spring

Wraparound
Hawley

Durable

 

E

PP

G

PP

G

G

Hygienic

 

E

E

E

PP

E

E

Invisible

 

E

E

PP

E

PP

PP

Speech Quality

 

E

E

PP

E

PP

PP

Tooth Control

 

E

E

G

PP

G

G

Cleanable

 

E

E

G

PP

G

G

Removable

 

E

E

E

PP

E

E

Can Close Spaces

 

E

G

P

PP

P

G

Nightguard

 

G

PP

P

PP

P

P

Bleach Capable

 

E

E

PP

PP

PP

PP

Forgiving

 

E

P

P

PP

G

P

E = Excellent     G = Good     P = Poor     PP = Very Poor

PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS: 

  • Durable: Ability to withstand wear and tear as created by biting forces, handling forces, and thermal change (15 years to life = benchmark).
  • Hygienic: Tendency to accumulate plaque/tartar/food around teeth.
  • Invisible: Ability to avoid interpersonal detection.
  • Speech Quality: Impact on phonetics (especially “s” & “th” sounds).
  • Tooth Control: Ability to fully maintain/ retain tooth positions.
  • Cleanable: Ability to use dental cleansers to rejuvenate surface appearance.
  • Removable: Ability to be taken out of mouth & replaced without damage.
  • Can Close Space: Ability to close residual spaces created by Invisalign or Braces.
  • Nightguard: Ability to cover chewing surfaces; protection from night grinding.
  • Bleach Capable: Can accept tooth whitening bleach; acts as a bleaching tray.
  • Forgiving: Ability to reposition teeth that have shifted due to imperfect retainer wear