• Brian Feltovich

    a month ago
    Dr. Sumsion has taken care of both our daughters and they have fantastic smiles! Also, he's a bike fanatic and can talk all day long about rides, races, bikes, etc.
  • Christopher Burkemper

    3 months ago
    Park City Orthodontics is great at its treatment and they have good workers and Dr. Sumsion and everyone else who works there is helpfull, skilled, and nice.
  • Alana Buckman

    4 months ago
    Everyone at Park City Orthodontics is very friendly especially Dr.Sumsion. The front desk women are very accommodating and helpful. Would recommend for anyone looking for an orthodontist.
  • Aaron Heiner

    7 months ago
    Dr. Sumsion and his team are amazing. I am in my 30's and came back to him after my braces had been off for 10 years and he corrected some movement (my fault) at no charge when I'm sure he should have. In addition to taking care of his customers, he is incredibly gifted at what he does!!!
  • Jackson Kelson

    2 months ago
    It's been great having a orthodontist that actually helps your teeth
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Retainer Use

retainerRemovable Retainers

• Wear your retainers according to the doctor’s instructions.

• Take your retainers out when eating, and always put retainers in their case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunchrooms or restaurants.)

• Clean retainers thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Use warm but not hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque, and eliminates odors. Efferdent® or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used, but do not take the place of brushing.

• When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer case. Pets love to chew on them!

• Initially, you may find it difficult to speak. Practice speaking, reading, or singing out loud to get used to them faster.

• Retainers are breakable, so treat them with care. If retainers are lost or broken call us immediately.

• If you have any questions or concerns about your retainers, or your retainers need adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust them yourself.

• Always bring your retainers to your appointments.

• Retainer replacement is expensive; with proper care they will last for years!

• Remove retainers when swimming.

• Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.

 

“Permanent” Retainers

Sometimes “permanent” retainers can be placed on the inside of teeth. This refers to a wire that is bonded with dental adhesives and can be easily removed without damage or alterations to the teeth. Special care is needed to maintain the bonding and hygiene.

• Flossing is easy from the top and front.

• Extra brushing is needed between the retainer and the gingiva (gums).

• Be careful when trying to thread floss of cleaners under the wire. Over aggression may cause recession of the gingiva.

• If a tooth becomes dislodged from the wire, please call our office to have it re-cemented before a tooth moves.