Congratulations, you have reached a milestone in your treatment! Our patients begin the retention period of their orthodontic care when braces are removed. This phase is both exciting and extremely important. A period of time is needed to stabilize the entire mouth once the teeth have been moved into their desired positions. The teeth must be retained in order to hold their new positions. The soft tissues, surrounding bone, the tongue and lips must adapt to the new dental alignment. Up to this point it has been a “team effort”, but now the retention phase is up to “YOU”.
Below you will find the instructions for the care of your retainers.