Removal of the braces signals the start of the retention period. Once teeth have been moved into their desired positions, a period of time is needed to stabilize the teeth. In order to stabilize the teeth we utilize retainers. Dr. Davis will actively continue to check the position of teeth for two years following the removal of braces.
The position and fit of teeth will continually change throughout life; our goal is for these changes to be minor. Using retention appliances we limit these changes to the natural process of accommodation.
It is very important to follow Dr. Davis’ instructions for retainer wear. The longevity of your final result is dependent on retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far and keep your smile beautiful!
If for any reason your retainer should be lost or damaged please contact our office as soon as possible.