Here at Schmidl Orthodontics, we are dedicated to retention, the final step in your orthodontic treatment.
After the braces have done their job, you will need to wear a retainer, which helps to keep your teeth in the right position. This could be temporary, though you may have to wear it for longer.
There are many different types of braces that will get you the smile you deserve. Before we decide what you need, we will do a thorough examination. We may also do x-rays to further evaluate the problem. Once we have all of the necessary information, together we can decide which type of braces would work best for you.
During retention, you will have to wear retainers as your teeth adjust to staying in their new place without braces. You should wear your retainers as recommended by your dentist. Some can be worn only at night, while others need to be worn almost all of the time.
It is really important that you continue to brush your teeth while you are in this stage. All you have to do is remove your retainer, and then you will be able to brush your teeth better than you were able to when you had braces. You should also brush your retainer before placing it back to your mouth.
If you have any questions about the retention step of your orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (541) 773-6600 (Medford Location) or (541) 482-4343 (Ashland Location).