After Your Orthodontic Treatment

Completing your orthodontic treatment is an exciting time. Nothing compares to the feeling of seeing your brand new, beautiful smile at the end of your treatment. However, after your Walnut Creek metal or ceramic braces have been removed, or you've completed your last set of Walnut Creek Invisalign aligners, your treatment is not actually over yet. There is still one more phase of treatment that is necessary to keep your new smile perfect—retention.

Maintaining Your New Smile

Retainers hold your smile in its new position and prevent the teeth from shifting back to their previous positions. When your Walnut Creek clear braces are removed, we will customize a retainer to fit your smile. It's important to realize that the results of your Walnut Creek Invisalign Teen treatment depend on wearing your retainer. If you neglect to wear your retainer according to our instructions, you may need more orthodontic treatment later. Follow through with all of the hard work you've put in so far! Remove your retainer before brushing your teeth, and brush it to keep it clean before placing it back in your mouth.

Contact Smile Power Today

If you'd like to know more about retention, or have any questions or concerns regarding your retainer, contact us today, and we'll be happy to help. If you're ready to achieve the smile of your dreams through Walnut Creek clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen, book an appointment today to get started. We can't wait to hear from you!