How Often Do You Go To The Orthodontist After Braces?

You cannot help but enjoy a new sense of freedom and ease when your braces come off. Remember, while you celebrate, your teeth still need some upkeep to maintain the beautiful smile you and your orthodontist worked so hard to achieve.

At Palmetto Family Orthodontics, we recommend wearing your retainer to ensure your teeth stay fixed in their new, optimal position. Let our highly qualified staff care for your beautiful smile and help you keep its long-lasting brilliance.

Learn more about orthodontist appointments after braces below.

Post-Braces Treatment And The Importance Of Retainers

We know you are excited about your new smile. You deserve to celebrate your accomplishment by doing something nice for yourself.  

Preserving a lifelong, healthy smile requires a little post-braces maintenance. Retainers help you protect the smile you worked so hard to achieve. 

Many patients wonder, “Why do I have to wear my retainer?” or “What does a retainer do?” 

Let’s walk you through the details. 

Our expert staff at Palmetto Family Orthodontics examines your teeth, creating a fitted retainer for your unique smile. We offer both removable and permanent retainers that are calibrated to your needs. 

The retainer holds your teeth in their new positions. Without it, your mouth’s malleable tissues and ligaments tend to pull the teeth back into their previous, misaligned positioning.

How Many Times Will I Go to the Orthodontist for Appointments After Braces?

Palmetto Family Orthodontics walks by you through every step of your orthodontic care, even post-braces. You will need to return to our office every once in a while for a retention check.

These quick and easy appointments allow our team to examine your progress and ensure your retainer keeps fitting properly, holding your teeth in their ideal positions.

Every patient differs because every smile is unique. You can expect 4-6 checkups in the year following your braces treatment. After that, you’ll transition to once-a-year appointments. These appointments help you maintain your fabulous smile results.

Retain Your Smile With Palmetto Family Orthodontics

After wearing braces, you deserve to continue enjoying a healthy and aligned smile. Wearing your retainer and attending retention appointments lets you continue to receive the post-braces treatment and examination you need to uphold your new smile. 

At Palmetto Family Orthodontics, we provide and help maintain abiding smiles for patients throughout Greenville and Spartanburg. 

To learn more about braces, retainers, and the other orthodontic treatments we offer, schedule an appointment with our caring staff. We want to provide you with a life-long, brilliant smile.