Why You Should Wear Your Retainer after Braces

Why You Should Wear Your Retainer after Braces

There is nothing like looking in the mirror to see your brand-new smile for the first time after completing your orthodontic treatment. Whether you have chosen braces or Invisalign, the results are the same: Your smile is perfect and beautiful. At Jacaranda Smiles, we love seeing our Broward County patients light up after we remove their braces, and we want to make that joy last a lifetime. That is why it is so important to wear your retainer.

Your Retainer Post-Orthodontic Treatment

After your braces, have come off, or you have completed your last set of Invisalign aligners, your orthodontist will fit you for a custom retainer that you will be instructed to wear daily. Your retainer is necessary to keep your brand-new smile beautiful for years to come. It is important to follow these instructions precisely to keep your new smile in perfect shape.

Risks of Not Wearing Your Retainer

If you neglect to wear your retainer as instructed by your orthodontist, your teeth will start to drift back into their former positions. The soft tissues in your mouth and bones may also shift, compromising your treatment. Additionally, if you do not wear your retainer consistently, you may need further orthodontic treatment to fix your smile. Do not let all your hard work go to waste—keep your smile perfect by preserving it with your retainer.

Contact Jacaranda Smiles

At Jacaranda Smiles, we have created dream smiles for countless patients at three location offices. We are so happy that you have achieved the smile of your dreams, whether through adult braces or Invisalign! We know it will bring you joy for years to come by wearing your retainer. If you have further questions or anything related to orthodontics, we encourage you to give us a call at (954) 452-9988. As your Broward County orthodontist, we cannot wait to hear from you!

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