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amother




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Post  Sun, Nov 17 2019, 11:23 pm
If your child is finished with braces and has a problem with something after they finish the work..like a year later..does your orthodontist charge for repair?
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post  Mon, Nov 18 2019, 1:20 am
I'm several years out of braces and need a replacement retainer and I need to pay for it.
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Ruchel




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Nov 18 2019, 5:58 am
what does the contract say
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Chayalle




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Nov 18 2019, 7:21 am
yes

Do you expect other products you have to last for life, or do you pay the repairman?
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momX4




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Nov 18 2019, 7:26 am
My daughter is done with braces and still has a peice of metal in her mouth. It will stay there for a while.

If it gets removed they will have to make a new retainer for her. If she loses her retainer or it breaks, it says clearly in the contract that we have to pay for it.
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amother




Jade
 

Post  Mon, Nov 18 2019, 7:28 am
I doubt any orthodontists give a lifetime guarantee. They should have made this clear up front, but not all orthodontic treatment "sticks."
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shabbatiscoming




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Nov 18 2019, 7:35 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
If your child is finished with braces and has a problem with something after they finish the work..like a year later..does your orthodontist charge for repair?
If your kid finished with braces and goes back a whole year later, what would the connection be to the braces?
I think of course you have to pay.
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amother




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Post  Mon, Nov 18 2019, 8:19 am
Ruchel wrote:
what does the contract say

I will look to see if I still have it
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amother




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Post  Mon, Nov 18 2019, 8:20 am
shabbatiscoming wrote:
If your kid finished with braces and goes back a whole year later, what would the connection be to the braces?
I think of course you have to pay.


My other child used a different orthodontist and he did not charge when you came back for a two minute repair. He did charge for a new retainer.
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post  Mon, Nov 18 2019, 12:54 pm
a repair is different than a replacement retainer. they outsource to make the retianer so they would take a loss. if the repair is an adjustment and just takes a little of their time I would think they would do that for free.
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post  Mon, Nov 18 2019, 12:55 pm
also when you say "has a problem" if this is a problem due to something they did I would expect them to not charge, if say someone broke their retainer due to regular use or abuse I would not expect them to include it
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amother




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Post  Mon, Nov 18 2019, 1:47 pm
It was a repair of a splint (not sure if I am spelling it correctly)
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