Once we remove your braces, we will move into the retention stage of your treatment. Your retention phase will last for approximately 2 years.
Your final orthodontic result will depend on your commitment to wearing your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in throughout the entire treatment process, and you can achieve the maximum benefits of your treatment. Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.
Lower Fixed Retainer
Lower fixed retainers are cemented directly to the inside surface of your lower canines (eye teeth). This is one of the best ways to prevent your lower teeth from shifting as it is permanently attached! Patients with lower fixed retainers must be careful with their bite as the bonding material may break due to incorrect biting and cause teeth to shift quickly. As with removable retainers, it is important to keep them clean. When brushing, make sure to carefully clean the inside of your lower teeth as well as the wire.