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Life After Braces

AAO_Andrea_040Congratulations 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.

image2Clear 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.

image3Hawley 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.

image4Fixed 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.

image5Professional 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!

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Showtime Smiles®
4271 Highlands Dr
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: (972) 547-4443
  • All the staff are fantastic! Dr. Dan is great with our daughter. Affordable, easy to work with, an all around great experience. You won’t be disappointed!!
    —Kim Prier
  • …From the moment we walked in and my son saw his name in lights we felt at ease. Everyone, from the front desk to Dr. Dan, makes you feel like you are the most important person in the room. Dr. Dan is incredibly patient, answers every question completely, and lets me know what is going on during each appointment….The atmosphere is super upbeat, friendly and extremely clean!…
    —Jeni Alexander
  • Very happy I found Showtime Smiles for my sons braces and dental work. Dr. Gehani is a very kind and caring dentist. He is very easy going at working with you with any problems you may have...I would recommend Showtime Smiles in McKinney Texas to anyone!
    —Joyce Cook
  • Dr. Dan and his team are wonderful! I highly recommend this office if you are looking for a great Orthodontist and a great team that is very attentive to your needs for braces or kid dental.  I always appreciate the extra attention Dr. Dan gives to each of his patients... Glad we found a dentist for life for my family.
    —Dave Kothari
  • I love this place.  The dentist is great but so is the staff and the ability to watch a movie while getting your teeth cleaned is a perk....My daughter loves to go in every month to get new colors for her bands.
    —Karen Vazquez
  • I absolutely love this office.  Everyone is so professional and pleasant!!! I come here as an adult for both orthodontist and regular dental appts. I could not be happier with Dr. Dan... He truly cares about his patients, their comfort, and happiness...
    —Brooke Jones
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