How do you ensure that you keep attracting amazing opportunities in life? You wear your retainer. It’s simple!
Your retainer is worn once your braces or Invisalign treatment is complete, and it plays the key role of holding your teeth in their beautiful new position to prevent them from ‘relapsing’.
Once active orthodontic treatment is complete, your teeth are susceptible to ‘orthodontic relapse’, or reverting back to their original pre-treatment positions. Your teeth require a period of retention to ensure that they stabilize in the proper alignment.
At the beginning of your retention phase, you’ll be instructed to wear your retainer full-time for one year. This is how we achieve and maintain the best results.
After about a year, you will be able to reduce your wear to nights only. Because teeth have a tendency to shift throughout life, it’s important that you wear your retainer at night, indefinitely.
There are two types of retainers, removable retainers and fixed retainers.
Removable retainers are similar to Invisalign clear aligners, in that they can be taken out as needed to eat, brush your teeth, and clean your retainer.
Fixed retainers, or permanent retainers, are bonded to your teeth and cannot be removed without your orthodontist.
Good news: Your custom retainer is included in your treatment plan.
Not-so-good news: In the event that you lose or break your retainer, there will be a replacement fee. If you lose or damage your retainer, please let us know as soon as possible. We want you to have a new retainer as soon as possible to prevent your teeth from shifting out of place.
Your smile is a work of art. Let’s make you a magnet for life’s opportunities.
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