You’ve been patiently awaiting the day your braces come off, so you can see your brand new smile! While braces removal is exciting, your treatment isn’t quite over yet. We have to make sure that your beautiful new smile stays in place for life.
Your teeth naturally change and shift over time, which means you need to wear a retainer to keep your new bite in place. Wearing your retainer as directed is a surefire way to keep your smile intact.
Keeping up with retainer check-in appointments is crucial to ensure lasting results. But how often do you go to the orthodontist after braces?
Learn more about orthodontic appointments after braces, and see how the retainer experts at Hess Orthodontics can safeguard your smile for life. Schedule a consultation today!
The importance of retainers
Orthodontic treatment is more than just an investment in your appearance – a straight smile also benefits your long-term dental health. Wearing your retainer consistently protects your new look and gives you a lifelong healthy bite.
We have many types of removable and permanent retainers, and we will choose the best one for your needs and lifestyle. Once you’ve had your braces removed, we will custom-fit your retainer and give you specific instructions on retainer care. Hess Orthodontics has many different types of retainers to fit your unique needs.
During the initial retention period, you will wear your retainer around the clock (except for when you are eating or drinking). We will monitor your progress at retainer check-in appointments during this time. Once we have determined that your smile is staying in the right position, you will only need to wear your retainer at night.
Orthodontist appointments after braces
Wearing your retainer isn’t the only step you have to take to sustain your new bite. Keeping up with your orthodontist appointments after braces is also important to protect your smile investment long-term.
While some practices may charge $600 or more for future replacement retainers, our Lifetime Retainer Program provides you with free retainer replacements for life! With a one-time fee of $800 plus future co-pays, you can enjoy the perks of a straight smile for years to come.
Learn more about retention and orthodontic appointments after braces
You’ve worked hard to get a healthy, natural smile, and now it’s time to give it staying power! Wearing your retainer consistently will protect your smile investment and give you the benefits of a lifelong healthy smile.
At Hess Orthodontics, we understand that every patient is unique. No matter what your needs are, we have many types of orthodontic treatment to help you achieve your smile goals.