Cleaning and Caring for Retainers
You’ve been patiently waiting for the day that your braces come off, so you can finally see your new smile! It’s important to remember that after your braces are removed, there’s still more work to be done.
At the end of your treatment, you will receive a set of retainers to prevent your teeth from moving out of alignment. Since your teeth are at risk of shifting over time, wearing your retainer consistently is the best way to keep your smile in place. How long you have to wear your retainer will depend on how your retention phase is going. After the first year, you may only have to wear your retainer a few nights per week!