Orthodontic retainers in Plano
Once you complete your orthodontic treatment, your teeth naturally want to shift to their old positions. To prevent this and ensure your beautiful new smile lasts a lifetime, you’ll wear a dental retainer after braces or Invisalign® treatment.
At Gupta Orthodontics, we cater to patients of all ages with retainers in Plano, Texas. Learn about the various types available, how to care for them, why they matter for orthodontic retention, and our exclusive Lifetime Retainer Program, which provides free retainers for life!
What are retainers?
Dental retainers prevent your teeth from shifting to their old positions after orthodontic treatment. By wearing your retainer and following your orthodontist’s instructions, you can stop your teeth from returning to their original places. If you neglect to wear your retainer and your teeth shift too much, you may need to undergo orthodontic treatment again.
Types of retainers
There are three main types of retainers for teeth. Depending on your needs, your family orthodontist in Plano will help you decide the best type of retainer.
How much do retainers cost?
An essential part of ensuring a long-lasting smile after orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign is a retainer. The first question we often get about retainers in our office is, “How much are retainers?” Retainers typically need to be replaced every three to five years. One replacement retainer in Plano can run $600 or more per set at another orthodontic practice. Gupta Orthodontics offers a Lifetime Retainer Program that lets you enjoy unlimited free retainers for life — even if you move away. To join our Lifetime Retainer Program, you only need to pay $800 now, plus the cost of future co-pays.
Caring for your retainer
Proper care is essential to ensure your retainer lasts for years and keeps your smile healthy. Only store your retainer in its case.
Do not put your retainer in:
- Your pocket
- A lunchbox
- A napkin
- Anywhere else where it can be lost or damaged.
Follow Dr. Gupta’s instructions for wearing your retainer to enjoy your new, improved smile for a lifetime!
How to clean retainers
If you have a removable retainer, you’ll need to rinse it with cool water after removing it from your mouth and before putting it back in. We also recommend using a retainer cleaning solution every few weeks to prevent buildup and bacteria growth on the retainer.
If you have a permanent retainer, rinse your mouth with mouthwash or a water flosser and floss underneath your retainer as part of your daily dental maintenance. Keeping up with all professional dental cleanings is especially essential to prevent buildup and bacteria growth under your permanent retainer.
Do you have to wear retainers forever?
You’ll wear your retainer as much as possible during the first six months to two years after orthodontic treatment. After this time, your orthodontist will typically only require you to wear it at night.
Get a Retainer in Plano, Texas
Dr. Gupta and the team at Gupta Orthodontics offer high-quality orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages in Plano, Frisco, Dallas, and the surrounding areas. We offer affordable payment plan options and a Lifetime Retainer Program to help ensure everyone can receive orthodontic care. Ready to start your journey to a straight new smile? Dr. Gupta is here to help. Schedule your free consultation today to learn more about retainers near you!