• Erin Feder

    3 months ago
    Dr. Sumssion is the best orthodontist. He makes my visits fun because I get to play in his upstairs room & write my name on the wall & he's always happy. Its never painful either & all the teeth he does come out looking amazing. - Stevie 9 years old
  • Lara Rude

    4 months ago
    Both my kids have had great orthodontic care with Dr. Sumsion and his staff. It's always easy to get an appointment and they are very friendly & on time with appointments. My kids love getting smile miles too! We highly recommend this office!
  • Claire Schmid

    7 months ago
    Your place it just the best! I love the board you have that says if you a new patient or if your getting your braces on or off! The people at the front desk are so helpful! The people working on your mouth are just so gentle! Really kid friendly! I just wish they had more colors for your braces. But really out standing all over!
  • Ali Widdison

    3 months ago
    Upon first consultation, Dr. Sumsion & his staff were all very professional. Dr. Sumsion spent about 45 minutes, explaining all the ins and outs of each treatment that he offers. I was able to make a decision before I left the office. The office was very clean and comfortable. I highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for orthodontic care in the Park City area.
  • Ethan Rude

    3 months ago
    My favorite part of going to Dr. Sumison's office is earning Smile Miles and turning them in for cool stuff. I also like that I now have straight teeth! Dr. Sumison and his staff are awesome!
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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.