Make Your Straight Smile Last With A Retainer [BLOG]

You just had your braces removed and now can finally show off your beautifully straight teeth!

It’s such an exciting moment that has a lasting impact on your appearance and self-confidence.

But what should you do to maintain your new smile?

You should wear your retainer!

After your orthodontic treatment is finished at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R in Boca Raton, FL, we’ll provide you with the right retainer for you so that your teeth stay perfectly aligned for years and years.

Make Your Straight Smile Last With A Retainer

Because you waited so long to have straight teeth and a pretty smile, getting your braces off is a huge deal!

Remembering how crooked or poorly-positioned your teeth used to be makes your new smile all the more miraculous! It makes you wonder why in the world you should ever have to worry about having an unsightly smile like that again.

But as tempting as it may be to toss the retainer aside, it’s important to know how it helps you preserve the beautiful results of your treatment.

The fact is, your teeth won’t ever completely stop moving, even well into adulthood. That’s where a retainer can help. It will keep your teeth where they’re supposed to be so all that time, money, and waiting won’t be in vain!

Common Types Of Retainers

Everyone’s needs are different, but usually, there are two common types of retainers that can be used to keep your straight teeth in place.

*A Wire Retainer*

Specially-made to fit the shape of the roof of your mouth and around your teeth, this retainer uses a wire to fit over your teeth to secure them in their proper position.

*A Bonded Retainer*

Another common method to keep your teeth straight throughout the years is with a bonded retainer. It’s a discreet method because a wire is bonded to the back of your teeth so no one can see it. Not only that, you don’t have to remember to wear it because this retainer isn’t removable except by a professional. It’s made to fit well so you hardly even feel it!

Call Now For A Complimentary Consultation!

If you’re ready to get started on your new, straight smile, you should set up a complimentary consultation in our Boca Raton, FL practice to explore your orthodontic options.

From start to finish, we’ll make sure you’re getting the most out of your treatment, including giving you a quality retainer to help your straight, beautiful smile last!

Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your complimentary consultation.