Retention and Post-Treatment Care
Remember, the work isn’t over once your braces come off. At this point, you enter the retention stage of your treatment plan.
This phase takes a minimum of 24 months and involves wearing retainers and undertaking a consistent self-care routine to ensure the treatment lasts and teeth don’t shift back. During this time, Dr. Prentice pays close attention to your teeth to ensure everything stays in place.
Orthodontic Retainers Help Keep Alignment Over Time
Teeth can shift again over time. Removable and/or permanent retainers help ensure your smile stays as you intend it to. Retainers, combined with normal upkeep and routine maintenance, will keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
When braces come off, the work isn’t done. This phase is called “retention” and can take a minimum of 24 months to ensure the treatment is completed properly.
Wearing retainers and committing to a self-care routine will ensure treatment lasts because teeth can shift again over time. Dr. Prentice will check on the progress of your teeth and keep you informed.