Once your orthodontic treatment is complete, the retention stage of your care begins. This stage involves wearing a customized retainer to help your teeth stay in place as they settle into their new position in your mouth. Typically, the retention phase lasts at least 24 months. If you have questions about your retainer, let us know! We can help you understand what to expect throughout the entire treatment process so you know how to plan ahead of time.
One of the most important parts of your orthodontic treatment is the way you finish. After all of the hard work you have put into straightening your smile, there’s just one last phase of your orthodontic journey left – your customized retainer. This part of the process is key in helping the results of your hard work pay off. By faithfully wearing your retainer, you can ensure that your smile will stay on the right track.
Tips for Your Customized Retainer
Once you have your custom retainer, consistency is key. Following the following tips can help you maintain your new, beautiful smile!
- Remove your retainer before brushing.
- Always clean your retainer before placing it back into your mouth.
- Always keep your retainer in the same place when it is removed so that you don’t lose it. A retainer case is a good investment to keep your retainer safe and clean.
- If you ever lose your retainer, don’t panic. Our team can order a replacement. Replacing your lost retainer soon will ensure that your teeth do not shift out of place.
No Unexpected Surprises
At Georgetown Orthodontics, we will help you understand all expected costs for treatment upfront. Our all-inclusive pricing won’t leave any guesswork in the total cost for your orthodontic care. Whether you have traditional braces, clear braces or Invisalign, our finance team will help you understand how to financially plan for treatment before it begins. When it comes time for your custom retainer in Georgetown, CT, we’ll give you a breakdown of costs so you know exactly how to plan for your final stage of orthodontic care.