Retention

Dallas Orthodontic After Care

At the Orthodontic Specialists of Dallas, we provide patients premiere orthodontic care; offering metal, gold and clear braces to patients in Dallas and the surrounding communities and neighborhoods of Oak Cliff, TX. We work side by side with our patients from day one to find the best treatment, provide the most efficient care, and offer lasting results. The retention period is the final phase of your orthodontic treatment and determines the final result, so this is a crucial stage of the process. Our doctors, Dr. Jacobs, Dr. Collins, and Dr. Rochester will explain the wear instructions, care regimen and treatment plan. Learn more below about this important phase!

Your Retainer

Once your braces come off, the final stage of your treatment begins. This phase, the retention phase, lasts for a minimum of 24 months and will allow your teeth to settle and make the jaw as stable as possible. During this phase you will use a retainer, a custom-made dental appliance to fit your new smile, and maintain the improved position of your teeth.

Just like your teeth, you have to care for your retainer as bacteria and plaque can build up and make your retainer less hygienic. The best way to prevent this from happening is to remove the retainer every time you brush, and using a soft toothbrush and toothpaste, separately brush the appliance. You can also soak the retainer in denture cleanse or a cleanser made specifically for retainers for disinfecting.

Retainer Color Planner

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Patients can personalize their wrap-around retainers by choosing from a large number of colors and/or patterns for the acrylic piece. To help you decide which color you want, click on each color and preview your design before your appointment!

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Lingual Bonded Retainer

Bonded retainers are cemented directly to the inside surface of your lower 6 front teeth. This is one of the best ways to prevent your lower teeth from shifting as it is permanently attached! Patients with bonded lingual retainers must be careful with their bite as the bonding material may break due to incorrect biting and cause teeth to shift quickly. When brushing, make sure to carefully clean the inside of your lower teeth as well as the wire and have regular cleanings at your Dentist.​

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Contact Our Dallas Orthodontist Office

At Orthodontic Specialists of Dallas we know how hard you’ve worked to achieve your smile, so we want to do everything we can to help you keep it. If you are in Dallas and the surrounding communities and neighborhoods of Oak Cliff, TX and have questions or want to schedule an appointment, please contact us today!

Orthodontic Specialists of Dallas

Joe D. Jacobs, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Monte K. Collins, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Katie L. Rochester, D.D.S., M.S.

  • Dallas Location One - 7859 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 275, Dallas, TX 75230 Phone: 214-361-4528 Fax: 214-361-4560
  • Dallas Location Two - 211 W 10th St., Dallas, TX 75208 Phone: 214-946-3663

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