How often do you go to the orthodontist after braces?

The goal of orthodontic treatment is to align your teeth for a functional, healthy bite. As part of that mission, you also want to ensure that your fabulous new smile stays in place. Sometimes people mistake getting off their braces with ending their treatment.  In truth, your treatment goes well beyond your braces being removed. Wearing a retainer will keep your teeth from shifting out of their proper position.  Many people’s busy schedules make it difficult to keep up with in-office retainer check-ins. Black Orthodontics makes it easy to integrate retainer checks into your schedule with virtual or in-person appointments. Learn more about if Black Orthodontics is a good fit for you, schedule an in-person or virtual appointment today.

Dentist inserting orthodontic retainers, Nikon Z7The importance of retainers

Orthodontic treatment is more than an investment in your look–an aligned smile is also good for your long-term dental health. However, wearing a retainer is crucial to protect your brand-new smile from shifting out of place over time.   Once you’ve completed your braces treatment, Dr. Black will custom-fit a retainer for your specific needs. There are a few different types of retainers that Black Orthodontics offers. Plus, your upfront treatment cost includes two sets of retainers and covers all office visits for a full year past your date of completion. A retainer keeps your teeth in the desired position until your smile has enough stability to stay in place without around-the-clock wear. Once you finish the initial retention period, it’s still essential to wear your retainer at night to protect your smile. Dr. Black will give you specific guidance about how to care for and wear your retainer.

Orthodontist appointments after braces

While it’s exciting when your braces finally come off, patience is still a virtue when it comes to keeping your smile in place. Wearing your retainers will help protect your smile investment. We include one year of free retainer visits as part of your braces treatment fee. That means whether you got Invisalign® or Damon Braces, you can count on 1-2 free check-ins after your braces are removed. Plus, you can enjoy the convenience of virtual or in-person appointments.

Learn more about retention and orthodontic appointments after braces

Dr. Black has been creating beautiful smiles across Asheville, NC, for over 30 years and is ready to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Black Orthodontics offers many kinds of orthodontic treatment, so no matter your alignment needs, we can provide you with the treatment you need. Start your smile journey by scheduling an in-person or virtual appointment today.