Protecting Your Orthodontic Investment

Orthodontic treatment can be an expensive, but worthy investment. When you decide to invest in your smile, you are also choosing to invest in your health and your confidence.

It takes about a year (sometimes more) to achieve a perfect smile. Over that time, you invest time, money, and energy into getting your smile to where you want it to be. The braces do the hard work, but it is important to understand that after your braces come off, there is still more to be done. The smile that you invested in has to be protected, otherwise, it can relapse and revert to its original state, or worse.

So how do you protect your orthodontic investment? First, it is extremely important to wear your retainer every night once your braces are off. Your retainer will reinforce all of the work that your braces did to move your teeth and help keep your perfect new smile in tip-top shape!

You should also follow all instructions from your dentist and orthodontist about how to properly maintain good oral health while in braces. Failing to brush or floss can show visibly on teeth after braces are removed (in the form of white spots, etc.) and can also lead to larger health issues.

At Frost Orthodontics, we want to do our part to help you protect the investment you made. We put in permanent wire retainers behind the teeth, to help further ensure that your smile stays intact. We still provide our patients with clear retainers that fit over the teeth and wire, and we recommend still wearing the clear retainer every night.

We believe that the combination of these two retaining methods (along with our patients’ cooperation and compliance!) is the best way to protect their smile. This way, you get the most out of your investment—a beautiful smile for life!

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