Retainers

When we remove your braces, we will give you a set of upper and lower retainers to begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. However, teeth have a tendency to crowd and go crooked with age -- recent research is showing that retainers must be worn for a lifetime (perhaps only at bedtime after the initial 24 months of retention) to provide the best long-term treatment stability.

Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you've put in so far. Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.

Should you lose or break one of these retainers, or if your retainer does not seem to fit properly anymore, call the office immediately to have it repaired or replaced. Teeth have a tendency to move back to their crooked positions very quickly, especially if the braces were removed recently. It would be a shame to see your teeth get crooked again after all the time and effort you put into getting your great result!

Beautiful Smile and Excellent Bite

Clear Retainer for Upper Teeth

Bonded "Permanent" Retainer for Lower Teeth

  
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