Here is the question: How Often Do You Go To The Orthodontist After Braces?
Finally, braces are removed, and you need to wear your retainer to keep your smile straight for life.
It’s exciting to reach the end of your initial treatment period and unveil that beautiful smile, but it’s important to continue wearing a retainer consistently after braces and come to post-treatment appointments.
post-treatment appointments are necessary to ensure your smile stays healthy and beautiful for years to come. At these appointments, we’ll check your retainers’ fit and ensure they’re still doing their job correctly.
When you finish your orthodontic treatment, your doctor will give you a retainer to wear. There are two types of retainers – a custom-fit retainer that goes behind your top and bottom teeth and a removable retainer that you wear only at night. It’s important to wear your retainer as directed to keep your smile straight for life.
After removing your braces, you must come in for post-treatment appointments every six months to ensure your smile stays healthy and beautiful. At these appointments, we’ll check your retainers’ fit and ensure they’re still doing their job correctly. If you have any questions or problems wearing your retainer, let us know so we can help you.
Why are Custom Fit Retainers so Important?
Custom-fit retainers also help to keep your long-term dental health in check. By holding your teeth in their new, straight position, custom-fit retainers help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. They also reduce the risk of developing TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), which can cause pain and discomfort in the jaw.
One of the main reasons it’s important to come in for post-treatment appointments is to prevent your teeth from shifting and returning to their old positions. Without regular checkups, it’s easy for your teeth to move out of alignment and cause a relapse in your orthodontic treatment.
After you get your custom-fit retainer, you’ll need to wear it as your orthodontist directs. In most cases, custom-fit retainers should be worn at night while you sleep. This allows your teeth to stay in their new, straight position while you rest. Wearing your set of retainers as directed is the best way to keep your smile looking its best for years to come.
Orthodontic Appointments After Braces
After your braces are removed, it’s important to come in for retainer check appointments. At these appointments, we’ll make sure that your retainer fits properly and doing its job of keeping your smile straight. If you have any questions or problems wearing your retainer, let us know so we can help you. To find out what age would be appropriate to get braces click here.
If you want to schedule a complimentary consultation with Omni Dental of Arlington Heights, please call our office at 847-483-8833. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our post-treatment care plans.