Once your orthodontic treatment is complete, your braces are off, and your smile is better than ever, you will need to wear a retainer to ensure that your teeth stay in their new position. At BIETSCH Orthodontics, we offer our patients removable or fixed retainers to make sure that the time and money you invested in orthodontics is not wasted by keeping the teeth in their ideal positions. Dr. Bietsch wants to prevent your teeth from relapse after braces and it may take some time for your teeth to adjust after treatment. He will discuss with you how long, how often, and what time of day you should be wearing your retainer (if it is removable). Of course, the number of your in-office appointments will decrease once the braces are off your teeth, but you will need to have regular check-ups with Dr. Bietsch as suggested. We want to help all our patients at BIETSCH Orthodontics maintain that gorgeous, new smile, and retainers provide excellent alignment support for your teeth. If you would like to learn more about retainers or need a retainer replaced, please call and schedule an appointment at our office in Prosper, TX.
"Seriously the best team ever! Everyone at Bietsch Orthodontics makes you feel so comfortable and welcome. I was really hesitant to get braces on as an adult but Dr. B helped put my mind at ease and they offer so many great options. HIGHLY recommend Bietsch Orthodontics!"- L.P. / Facebook / Apr 01, 2017
"Me and my boys met Dr. Bietsch and his lovely wife Bianca, at Celina Days in Celina, Tx this summer. Curious about the notion of my boys needing braces or not, we came in for a free consultation.After dicovering both of my boys needed braces, I was a bit concerned, because we don't have dental insurance. Right away Dr. Bietsch, along with Bianca, discussed a plan affordable, for both of my boys complete corrections! The monthly payment plan is very agreeable with me, and it works nicely with my budget. It is conveniently debited each month for ease of payment.We drive 2 hours to see Dr. Bietsch every 6 weeks for adjustments, as it is well worth it. The money I saved alone covers the cost of the trips! I have teenagers, and those of you who do, can agree it is hard to please them. Dr. Bietsch and his well trained staff answers their questions with ease and certainty. They enjoy their time here, and never leave wondering about any concerns they have had. After one adjustment visit, upon returning home, my 16 year old found one of the brackets were not adhearing correctly to his tooth. Being in a panic, because it was Friday and after 5 o'clock, I called Dr. Bietsch. He asked how far I was from the office and if it would be convenient for me to return to the office. I agreed to return, and when I pulled up, he had already picked up his baby boy. I felt terrible about calling him after hours, but his concern for my son was genuine, and never wavering that of his own. He assesed the situation, and found my son's tooth, had uneven crevices. He explained he could smooth the area down allowing the glue to adhear better. He hasn't had that problem since.Dr. Bietsch and his wonderful staff make coming to the Orthodontist fun and exciting every time. They treat us like old friends, though we are just visiting for a few hours. I highly recommend Bietsch Orthodontist to anyone who wants a great experience from the very first visit!"- D.H. / Google / Jan 08, 2018
"We love Dr. Bietsch and his team! They are always so welcoming and make what could easily be a stressful time for young ones an anxiety free time. They are encouraging and gentle. We are thrilled to have found them!"- I.M. / Facebook / Jul 28, 2018
"My daughter Alexis goes there. Great people along with great service. They even have a mobile check up trailer that comes to schools. Strongly recommend them for your braces and ortho needs."- D.M. / Google / Apr 08, 2018
"No doubt, the best customer experience in town. Staff is always friendly and Dr. Bietsch is a true professional. Our experience with Bietsch Orthodontics has been perfect! One kid's braces down, 2 more to go, and no question where we'll be going to take care of those."- N.A. / Facebook / Dec 13, 2017
About the Procedure
At our office, we offer our patients three different types of retainers based on the patient's needs: a Hawley retainer, clear retainer, or a fixed retainer. A Hawley retainer (the most common type of retainer) is molded for the roof of the mouth (for the top arch) and the backs of the teeth (for the bottom arch), and is made up of molded acrylic, and wires. A clear retainer is inconspicuously worn just like an Invisalign aligner and can be removed from the mouth very easily. A fixed retainer cannot be taken out of the mouth because it is bonded to the back of the teeth.
What to Expect
Once you have your braces removed from your teeth, you can be fitted for your retainer. We will do an impression of your mouth post-orthodontic treatment and send it off to a dental laboratory to be made. Once your retainer is ready at our office (approximately 1 – 2 weeks later), we will schedule a fitting appointment. Dr. Bietsch will make sure that the retainer fits appropriately before sending you home with it.
Retainers, with proper maintenance and regular inspections, should last a very long time. Of course, the material can wear over time and replacement retainers may be needed. In the meantime, a patient with retainers should keep them clean and safely stored when not in use. Retainers are easy to maintain and can be brushed with your toothbrush and regular toothpaste unless otherwise directed.
Plan Your Procedure
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Retain Your New Smile
Rejoice in the fact that your orthodontic treatment is over! We bet your smile is bright and better than ever, and we want you to keep your pearly whites in their new position for as long as possible. This is why our orthodontist, Dr. Bietsch, offers retainers to use after braces are removed to hold teeth in their new position and prevent regression. At BIETSCH Orthodontics, we have several options available for your retainers. Call our office today to learn more and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Bietsch.