When we remove your braces, we will make removable retainers for you to hold the teeth in their new positions. The retention phase lasts for 24 months or more. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so please wear them – they only work if you wear them.
When you remove your retainer in the morning, make sure you brush it before placing it in the storage container. This will stop it from smelling horrible when you put it back in at night.
We also use bonded retainers which can be useful to help to hold the teeth in place without you having to remember to wear your removable retainers