Maintaining your beautiful, straight smile for a lifetime
Retainers and Orthodontic Retention in Fredericksburg, VA
When you’ve invested your time and money to create a better smile with braces, you want to make sure it lasts. Dental retainers keep your teeth in place to ensure you can enjoy your straighter, healthier teeth for years to come. Learn more about mouth retainers and your options with Fredericksburg Orthodontics today!
What Are Dental Retainers For?
After completing a corrective dental treatment like braces, patients want to keep their beautiful new smile aligned and healthy. However, your teeth will naturally shift back to their original positions once the braces are removed. That’s where retainers come in.
These orthodontic retention devices help you maintain your new smile, holding your teeth in place to prevent shifting and other alignment changes. In addition to maintaining your straight smile, retainers can close gaps, prevent tongue thrusts and more. They come in various styles, including fixed and removable options, to ensure you find the right fit for your orthodontic needs.
How to Care for Your Retainer
Whatever type of retainer you have, ensure you take care of it so that your smile stays beautiful for years to come. If you have a removable retainer, clean it regularly — such as every time you take it out of your mouth. When you take your device out to eat, store it in a case to avoid misplacing or damaging it.
Maintaining proper oral hygiene is especially important if you have a fixed retainer. When flossing, take extra care to ensure the wire stays clean and clear.
Why Choose Fredericksburg Orthodontics?
At Fredericksburg Orthodontics, we’ve spent over 16 years serving our community with premier care and the best treatments available. Dr. Diana Almy is a Diamond+ Invisalign® Provider and ABO-certified orthodontist — a qualification held by just 30% of orthodontists.
We want you to get the best treatment for your situation, so our pricing is the same for whatever method you use. When you visit our office, you’ll know you’re getting expert care in a welcoming environment.
Transform Your Smile With Fredericksburg Orthodontics
Ready to take your smile to the next level? Our Fredericksburg Orthodontics team is dedicated to providing the best care for our patients. Call us at 540-227-6998 or request a consultation online to explore your teeth retainer options today!