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!
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!
Your First Visit: What To Expect
Your Custom Treatment Plan
No two patients are the same. That’s why we offer completely customized treatment for each patient to ensure you reach your full smile potential! 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. This information helps us design your customized treatment plan.
Braces/Aligners Just For You
Maximize the efficiency of your first visit and results by beginning your customized treatment plan right away! If you are a good candidate for braces, our team can help you get started right away with our Same-Day braces program! Not only do we save our patients money, we save you time!
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
Of course! We do recommend that you use a mouthguard to protect your mouth during treatment.
Absolutely. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to return to your normal daily life.
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.
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.
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!