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Congratulations! You’ve completed your orthodontic treatment. Well, sort of! Now it’s time for one of the most important phases of your treatment: RETENTION!

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Taking the Next Step

We’ve worked so hard to accomplish your beautiful, straight smile so we want to keep it that way!

When braces are removed, teeth have a tendency to want to shift back to their original positions. To prevent this from happening, you must wear your retainers as prescribed by Dr. Garcia.


How Long Should I Wear Retainers?

Bottom line…retainers are for LIFE! Wear them as directed by Dr. Garcia, every single day!

How Do I Clean My Retainers?

When retainers are removed, brush them carefully with your toothbrush and toothpaste to remove plaque. If plaque builds up on your retainer, you may use “Efferdent,” a retainer cleaner, to clean them. When not wearing your retainers, be sure to put them in the case provided so Fido doesn’t get ahold of them!

How it Works

1. Getting to Know You

No two patients are the same. Your first visit to our office is aimed at getting an understanding of your oral health and teeth positioning. We will review your medical history and conduct a thorough exam, with X-Rays, to get a comprehensive look at your mouth. 

2. Custom Treatment Plan

We create completely customized treatment for each patient to ensure you reach your full smile potential! If you are a good candidate for braces, our team can help you get started with our Same-Day braces program! Not only do we save our patients money, we save you time!

3. Your New Smile

The people who come to us for treatment are more than just names on a chart – they are family. We love creating trusting and lasting relationships with our patients and their families while creating the smile of their dreams.

Start Treatment the Same Day!

Ready to get your beautiful, new smile? 

While other practices can take multiple visits before braces are put on, when you chose Same-Day Braces at your free consultation, you can get them on and be on your way to a better smile!

FAQs About Orthodontics for Teens

Can I still play sports
Of course! We do recommend that you use a mouthguard to protect your mouth during treatment.
Can I return to school the day I receive my braces?
Absolutely. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to return to your normal daily life.
Will my teeth straighten as they grow?
Unfortunately, no. Orthodontic issues, such as spacing and malocclusions, tend to worsen with age. It’s important to be examined as early as possible, to ensure these problems are corrected sooner rather than later.
Can I schedule all of my appointments after school?
We do our best to schedule you for the most convenient times based on your busy schedule, but cannot make any guarantees. However, most appointments are scheduled 4-10 weeks apart, so you or your child will miss minimal work/school time.
Can I drop my child off for an appointment?
We completely understand your busy schedule and are happy to accommodate. Once you pick up your child, we will review what was accomplished at the conclusion of each appointment and what is expected to be accomplished at the next appointment.  We strongly recommend making the follow up appointments prior to leaving our office.

What are you waiting for?

Feel Confident in Your New Smile!

Whether you want to straighten your smile to help your oral hygiene or to boost your self-esteem, Dr. Garcia can help!