When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment during which time you will wear your retainers 24×7. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far!
After the first year, retainers are typically just worn at night for the second 12 month interval, followed by 2 to 3 nights per week of wear to maintain your unforgettable results for a lifetime! (We typically utilize removable Hawley retainers, but other retainers can be considered, including bonded retainers and clear retainers.)
Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth. And always place your retainers in your provided retainer case. Never place them on a lunch tray or wrap them up in a napkin; they will get thrown away. Pets also love the smell of retainers and will eat them!