Orthodontist Dr. Yousefian’s opinion about the best comfortable retainer is a “no retainer” strategy. Contrary to the cosmetic orthodontists who require the patients to wear their retainers forever, Dr. Yousefian asks our patients, who ideally completed their treatment protocol and regardless of the type of braces they wore, to wear retainers for one year at bedtime and then gradually discontinue.
What To Expect
At our practice, we believe that regardless of age, when the patient’s teeth, jaws and airway are functionally and esthetically corrected, the treatment is considered properly completed. This means that all the harmful oral habits, including obstructive sleep apnea and sleep bruxism, are fully improved, and all teeth are properly positioned in harmony with jaw movements and morphologically rehabilitated for ideal and efficient transfer of the bite forces. After treatment is complete, the patient is then instructed to wear the patented removable retainers called Full Arch Spring Retainers, or FAS Retainers™, which are designed by Orthodontist Dr. Yousefian. Patients are to wear the FAS Retainers just at bedtime for one year and then gradually discontinue their use. This is a revolutionary approach that our patients, who have completed the functional correction of jaws, teeth and airways, experience every day with no risk of relapse.
Why Choose Dr Yousefian?
Dr. Yousefian has a subspecialty and expertise, which just a few clinicians in the world have. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Board - Eligible for the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Yousefian has been recognized by his peers as an expert in his field. He has been providing cutting-edge diagnosis, prevention and comprehensive treatment for health conscious individuals with complex issues including; bite problems, TMJ-related jaw pain and headaches, snoring and sleep apnea and facial aging for over 23 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. His innovative approach to treatment of TMD and sleep apnea has been taught to the dental and medical practitioners in his study clubs called “Comprehensive Treatment Seminars.” He has been invited to numerous local and international meetings as well as TV health programs, to present his experience with this new integrative medical/dental treatment paradigm "Teledontics". Dr. Yousefian has obtained several undisputed patents on orthodontic and sleep appliances, which are currently manufactured and distributed by leading orthodontic laboratories.