Embrace your smile
After months of carefully taking care of your teeth, the day you’ve been waiting for is finally here — your braces are coming off! While it’s important to celebrate this milestone, your treatment isn’t quite over yet. Wearing a dental retainer ensures your new smile stays in perfect alignment after taking your braces off or ending your Invisalign® treatment.
What are dental retainers for?
Dental retainers are removable or fixed dental appliances to ensure your teeth don’t shift back into misalignment after a patient completes a braces treatment. Before you start orthodontic retention, we’ll create a scan or mold of your teeth to make a retainer custom fit for your mouth.
The amount of time you’ll wear a mouth retainer varies depending on your treatment and age. After receiving your retainer, it’s essential to wear it as directed by Dr. Caspersen or Dr. Lowe to ensure your teeth remain in the correct position.
Types of teeth retainers
Rappahannock Orthodontics is proud to offer a variety of orthodontic retention devices for our patients. Our teeth retainer options include:
How to care for your retainer
Whether you have a removable or fixed mouth retainer, it’s essential to properly care for your device to avoid the buildup of bacteria or food debris. If you have a removable retainer, thoroughly scrub the retainer with a toothbrush and water or a specialized retainer cleaner. For fixed retainers, be sure to angle your toothbrush when brushing your teeth to clean the device.
Explore our retainer options today
Keep your smile beautiful after removing your braces in the Fredericksburg or Stafford areas with a custom retainer from Rappahannock Orthodontics. Call us at 540-371-2611 to schedule an appointment today!
They are all friendly and efficient. I never have to wait past my appointment time, and I’m in and out of there in no time. My son was a patient there a few years ago, and our experience was the same then, too. (I’m doing Invisalign and he had “regular” braces.)
5 Star Rating
My 11 year old needed braces bad and this is the first of many phases to come. Dr. Caspersen was very friendly and helpful and explained the entire process. The staff there as well was very helpful.
5 Star Rating