Townie® Poll

Retention

Poll conducted from 5/26/2011 To 7/22/2011

How often do you use fixed retainers on a case?
200 total votes
33%
a. Always
38%
b. Sometimes
25%
c. Seldom
5%
d. Never
What kind of retainer do you find most successful for upper retention?
182 total votes
5%
a. Bonded
53%
b. Essix
37%
c. Hawley
1%
d. Invisalign Vivera
4%
e. Other
What kind of retainer do you find most successful for lower retention?
184 total votes
54%
a. Bonded
21%
b. Essix
20%
c. Hawley
1%
d. Invisalign Vivera
4%
e. Other
How long do you prescribe full-time retainer wear?
181 total votes
20%
a. Three months
27%
b. Six months
4%
c. Nine months
38%
d. Less than three months
12%
e. More than nine months
How long do you prescribe part-time retainer wear?
183 total votes
2%
a. Three months
6%
b. Six months
4%
c. Nine months
1%
d. Less than three months
87%
e. More than nine months
What do you charge for a single replacement retainer?
180 total votes
37%
a. 100 to150 dollars
37%
b. 150 to 200 dollars
19%
c. 200 to 250 dollars
7%
d. More than 250 dollars
When do you tell patients to stop wearing their retainers?
181 total votes
0%
a. After six months
2%
b. After 12 months
0%
c. After 18 months
1%
d. After 24 months
3%
e. Longer than 24 months
94%
f. I tell my patients to wear their retainers indefinitely
When do you charge for retention visits?
180 total votes
3%
a. After three months
3%
b. After six months
21%
c. After 12 months
8%
d. After 18 months
18%
e. After 24 months
47%
f. I don't charge for retention visits

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