Done With Braces, Now What?

Congratulations! Your braces have been removed and your teeth are freshly polished. You have finished your orthodontic treatment and your glowing grin is the prize. But now that you’ve said goodbye to rubber bands, metal brackets, and floss threaders, what’s next? 

You have finished months of treatment to gain a beautiful smile, so you want to make sure it stays that way! Orthodontic treatment is a big investment of your time and finances. I want you to know how to maintain your straight and healthy grin! 

At Castilla Orthodontics, like most other offices, we advocate lifetime retainer wear at night. It’s the only way to ensure teeth stay in the same position they were in when braces were removed. We understand that life happens and retainers may get lost or you may simply fall out of the habit of wearing them each night. Furthermore, it is still possible that teeth will shift through the years and retainers may need to be tweaked to correct this. 

In our office, we offer two programs to ensure our patients’ smiles stay as beautiful as we left when the braces came off. The first is our Lifetime Retainer Program, which allows patients to get replacement retainers at a very low cost. The second is our Guarantee My Smile program. This allows our patients the opportunity to have braces put back on until they are happy with their alignment again, for a small monthly fee. Regardless of the circumstance—either losing your retainer or forgetting to wear it—we will start orthodontic treatment again. We don’t require a big contract or down payment, just a small monthly fee. At Castilla Orthodontics, we know the importance of a beautiful smile. 

Understanding the steps and expectations after completion of orthodontic treatment is extremely important. We want our patients to be confident in their smiles for the rest of their lives. This not only leads to better oral health, but greater overall health, as well. 

If you are interested in scheduling a complimentary consultation for you or your child with us, simply give us a call at 503-399-0721 or visit our website. We are excited to help you on this journey!