Townie® Poll

Post Treatment Management

Poll conducted from 6/17/2008 To 7/15/2008

Do you use retainers on every case?
97 total votes
97%
a. Yes
3%
b. No
What kind of retainer do you find most successful for upper retention?
86 total votes
62%
a. Hawley
6%
b. Bonded
31%
c. Essix
0%
d. Spring
1%
e. Tooth Positioner
0%
f. Other
What kind of retainer do you find most successful for lower retention?
86 total votes
21%
a. Hawley
59%
b. Bonded
14%
c. Essix
5%
d. Spring
1%
e. Tooth Positioner
0%
f. Other
How long do you prescribe full-time retainer wear?
86 total votes
15%
a. Three months
24%
b. Six months
12%
c. Nine months
34%
d. Less than three months
15%
e. More than nine months
How long do you prescribe part-time retainer wear?
86 total votes
1%
a. Three months
3%
b. Six months
1%
c. Nine months
1%
d. Less than three months
93%
e. More than nine months
What do you charge for a single replacement retainer?
82 total votes
38%
a. 100 to150 dollars
37%
b. 150 to 200 dollars
18%
c. 200 to 250 dollars
7%
d. More than 250 dollars
When do you tell patients to stop wearing their retainers?
86 total votes
2%
a. After six months
0%
b. After 12 months
2%
c. After 18 months
6%
d. After 24 months
7%
e. Longer than 24 months
83%
f. I tell my patients to wear their retainers indefinitely
When do you recommend removal of third molars?
86 total votes
0%
a. Never
35%
b. Before high school graduation
38%
c. When oral surgeon recommends
7%
d. I do not make this recommendation
20%
e. I do not feel that third molars are important for post treatment management
When do you charge for retention visits?
86 total votes
2%
a. After three months
2%
b. After six months
19%
c. After 12 months
6%
d. After 18 months
19%
e. After 24 months
52%
f. I don't charge for retention visits
What final records do you take?
86 total votes
49%
a. Photos, X-rays and study models
36%
b. Photos and X-rays
6%
c. Photos only
1%
d. X-rays only (Pano, Ceph)
3%
e. Pano only
1%
f. Study models only
3%
g. I don't take final records

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