Orthodontic Treatment in Little Elm & Prosper, TX
At Corbridge Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a smile they're proud to call their own, and our mission is to help our patients achieve one. As a leading orthodontist serving Frisco, TX and the surrounding areas, we take pride in providing high-quality, convenient orthodontic treatments ranging from traditional metal braces to alternatives like Invisalign, and our Frisco orthodontists customize every treatment plan to fit the unique lifestyles of our patients. But no matter what your orthodontic condition or the treatment you choose, you'll finish the orthodontic process with retention therapy.
Why Retainers Are Necessary
When you finally get your braces off or finish up your final set of Invisalign aligners, we know you'll be excited. After all, this is the first time you're seeing your new smile in all its glory! But hold your horses, because you're not quite out of the woods just yet. There's one more step you'll need to go through before truly finishing orthodontic treatment: the retention phase.
At the end of the active phase of your treatment, your teeth will be in new positions and you'll have a brand new smile. But the ligaments and tissues that support your teeth and hold them in place will have yet to adjust to those new positions. This means without a retainer, your teeth will migrate back to their old alignment, eliminating all your hard work! Retention therapy gives your mouth time to adjust and allows your teeth to 'set' into place, protecting your smile for a lifetime to come.
What to Expect During Retention
We'll fit you for a retainer the same day we remove your braces or you finish Invisalign treatment, and we'll use those measurements to custom-manufacture your own set of retainers to perfectly fit your mouth and new smile. When we first give you your new retainers, you'll likely need to wear them 24/7. After a certain period of time, you'll then be able to scale down to only nightly wear, and eventually, you'll be able to wear your retainers only a few nights a week. Our Frisco orthodontist will provide detailed instructions for wearing and caring for your retainers when we give them to you, and it's absolutely vital that you follow these instructions to a T: failing to wear your retainer for the sufficient amount of time can allow your teeth to regress to their old positions and damage your new smile.
The Corbridge Orthodontics Difference
Retention therapy is an important part of helping you achieve a new smile that you'll enjoy for a lifetime, and as with every other phase of treatment, our team is committed to being a resource for your orthodontic success. Dr. Jared K. Corbridge and the entire team at Corbridge Orthodontics are proud to help our patients revitalize their smiles, and we strive to create a superlative patient experience both during and after treatment. When you choose Corbridge Orthodontics as your Frisco orthodontist, you can count on a world-class standard of treatment and care, along with everything that sets our office apart:
- Our friendly and welcoming staff
- Our comfortable, safe office atmosphere
- Exceptional patient service
- The most advanced orthodontic technology
- A commitment to fulfilling the needs of our patients
Contact Your Frisco, TX Orthodontists Today
Retention is a vital part of helping you achieve your new smile, and if you have any questions about retention or any other part of the treatment process, we're here to help. Contact us today to learn more about treatment, find out how we can help you achieve a new smile, or to schedule a treatment consultation at our office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help you achieve a new smile!