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Posted on February 6, 2018
About a year ago, we posted about three of the lovely ladies here at Lake Baldwin Dental who were all undergoing adult orthodontia (link). We are pleased to announce that all three ladies have completed their orthodontic treatment, and wow do their smiles look gorgeous! However, their journey is not quite over just yet.
After your braces come off, it is important to follow your orthodontist’s instructions regarding retainers and after-care. This is to prevent relapse. The teeth will want to shift back toward their original positions until your bite stabilizes and the bone and ligaments supporting your teeth has had a chance to become fully settled.
Each person’s retainer routine will be individually tailored to their case. Some people will need to wear retainers around the clock (except while eating) for the first few months, some people for nearly a year. After that, it is generally recommended to wear your retainers at night indefinitely. This is the best way to guarantee your new smile will last!
As for caring for your retainers, there are a few things to keep in mind:
We are so happy for our team members and their perfect new smiles. Be sure to stop in and admire a job well done! And if you’ve gone through ortho, remember to wear your retainers so you can keep smiling that perfect smile, Orlando!
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