You made it! You’re in the retention phase of your corrective orthodontics journey and that means it’s time to remove those braces and reveal your new set of straightened teeth. While this is a great feeling and huge achievement for many patients, you’re not quite finished yet. The retention stage is extremely important and proper care during this period will ensure your new smile truly lasts for a lifetime.
Get to Know Your Orthodontic Retainer
When you and Dr. Corbridge or Dr. Rogers-Raftery are both pleased with the placement and alignment of your teeth, it’s time to get your braces removed. After we take them off and exchange a quick high five, we’ll fit you with a retainer to pick up where the braces left off. This device is custom-molded to fit your mouth and will help maintain your results for a minimum of 24 months. Unlike braces, however, it is removable and can be taken out to eat or brush teeth. Most patients wear their retainers all the time at the beginning of retention and then gradually reduce wear to nighttime-only. We’ll discuss the best retention schedule for your treatment at your appointment.
Please note that your final orthodontic result depends heavily on the proper use of your retainer. Don’t let those years of hard work go to waste simply because you don’t feel like wearing your retainer!
Why Choose Our Orthodontic Practice?
While Dr. Corbridge, Dr. Rogers-Raftery and their friendly staff are absolutely thrilled to have earned the confidence and business of patients in Frisco, Prosper, and Little Elm over the years, nothing brings us more joy than seeing a patient’s new smile at the end of treatment. Your experience is important to us, which is why we strive to provide:
- A comfortable and safe office atmosphere
- Exceptional customer service
- Welcoming and friendly staff
- The latest advances in orthodontic technology
- Commitment to listening and putting your needs first
We genuinely care about our patients and want you to feel like part of our family, no matter what brings you to our office.
Contact Our Frisco Office Today!
To learn more about retention or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Corbridge or Dr. Rogers-Raftery, please call the office at (214) 705-6188 or email us today.