Black Orthodontics

Orthodontic Retainers

Finally, your braces treatment has paid off and you have a radiant new smile! At the end of your orthodontic treatment, Dr. Black will custom-fit a retainer for your specific needs. An orthodontic retainer keeps your smile from shifting out of place over time, protecting your braces investment. Read on to learn more about the types of retainers, how much they cost, and how to care for them. Schedule a free smile assessment today!

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Why is Wearing a Retainer After Braces Necessary?

Due to a process called mesial drift, your teeth naturally change and shift over time. Since your smile is at risk of relapsing in the first year after braces, wearing your retainer as directed is key to achieving long-lasting results. Dr. Black will give you all the information and guidance you need to keep a natural, beautiful smile for life!

Types of Retainers

When you’re done with your orthodontic treatment, you will move on to the retention phase. 

During this time, it’s important to wear your prescribed retainer around the clock. Black Orthodontics offers two types of retainers designed to protect your healthy smile.

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Removable Retainers

A removable retainer is a thin plastic retainer that can be easily removed while eating or drinking. These subtle and comfortable retainers protect your new smile and give you additional freedom. 

Here are some benefits of removable retainers:

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Permanent Retainers

A permanent retainer is a metal wire that is bonded behind your lower front teeth. Dr. Black will recommend a permanent retainer for patients who are at higher risk of their teeth shifting out of place. 

Here are some benefits of permanent retainers:

Why Caring for Your Retainer is Important

Since your retainer secures your smile results for years to come, taking care of your retainer is very important. Cleaning and care guidelines will change depending on whether you have a permanent or removable retainer. Dr. Black will give you all the information you need to keep your retainer in excellent shape. 

The Cost of Retainers

The team at Black Orthodontics strives to provide everyone with affordable orthodontic treatment. When you get your first free smile assessment, you get a comprehensive treatment cost with no hidden fees. Plus, this upfront cost includes one retainer set and covers all office visits for a whole year past your date of completion! 

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Let Us Teach You Everything We Know About Retainers

You’ve been patiently waiting for your new smile, but it’s important to remember that treatment doesn’t end when you get your braces off. Diligently wearing a retainer is the best way to prevent your teeth from shifting and get a long-lasting natural smile. Black Orthodontics has many retainer options for your unique retention needs.

Dr. Black has experience building beautiful smiles across Asheville, NC for over 30 years. If you have queries about retainer cost, care, and more, give us a call or drop us a line over email. Start your smile journey and schedule an appointment with us today!