When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. Our practice utilizes three types of retainers:
Permanent retainers are generally recommended for adult patients.
Like contact lenses, eye glasses and other personal items, retainers can wear out over time. Retainer wear is a lifetime effort. Replacing a worn out retainer is a wise investment in protecting your smile and the long term stability of your teeth. It is important to keep your retainer in your case when the retainer is not in use, clean your case regularly.
The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far. Retention will be a lifetime effort. To maintain ideal results patient's are encouraged to always have a set of retainers that fit well and can be worn 1-2 times a week. Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.