You’ve worked hard for your new smile, and we want to keep your incredible results! A personalized retention program is essential for keeping your teeth from shifting back to their original positions. It takes 6-9 months for the bones and teeth to become “settled”, and a good retainer keeps everything straight and beautiful.
Just as your teeth were able to move into their straight, optimal position, they can shift back if left unchecked. A retainer helps to hold everything in place even after your braces are removed or Invisalign® clear aligners are finished. You’ll be instructed to wear your retainer frequently for the first 6-9 months, and you can wear it only at night after that. Although you may not want to worry about a retainer, we strongly encourage you to use it as instructed so that your smile stays straight. Sometimes we will install a small permanent retainer behind your teeth so that you don’t have to worry about losing it.
Your best smile is closer than you think. Come into Warford Orthodontics for a 100% free consultation and we will show you what your smile will look like after treatment. The appointment is a no-obligation, no-pressure appointment. Bring your family and explore our friendly and professional office.