Life After Braces
Congratulations on your new and improved smile! You have probably already noticed a big difference in your confidence and your willingness to smile and laugh. However, even after braces, there are still ways you can maintain and enhance your smile.
What are the elements of a perfect smile? The best kind of smile is one that is straight, even, and brilliant. After your braces are removed, Dr. Dan will give you retainers, so that you can preserve your straight smile. You should continue to visit Dr. Dan regularly for cleanings and exams to keep your teeth and gums optimally healthy. You can also take your smile to the next level with professional teeth whitening.
Clear Plastic Retainers (known as Essix Retainers)
Clear plastic retainers are virtually invisible, so that you can wear them without changing the way you look. You should wear your clear plastic retainers routinely to maintain the results that you achieved with braces.
Hawley Retainers (Acrylic and Metal Wire)
Hawley retainers include a wire that wraps around the fronts of the teeth. Like clear plastic retainers, they should be worn frequently to avoid losing the changes that came from your braces. Hawley retainers are noticeable, but are durable.
Fixed Bonded Retainer
Fixed bonded retainers are glued to the backs of two or more teeth. With fixed bonded retainers, you will never have to remember to wear your retainers–your results will be preserved without any work on your part.
Professional Teeth Whitening
If you want to make your beautiful smile even more bright and brilliant, we provide professional teeth whitening options for you. Our take-home formula will give you a gentler experience and more noticeable results than a store bought kit can normally achieve.
If you are loving your post-braces smile, come see Dr. Dan to discuss the next step. You can decide which retainers are best for you, as well as teeth whitening options if you are interested. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment!