After braces or other orthodontic treatment, we begin the retention phase. This phase is just as important as the active treatment phase for your teeth because it’s what keeps your smile looking great for the rest of your life.
Once we complete your treatment, we’ll create a retainer to keep your teeth and bone from shifting out of place. We make this removable dental appliance to fit your teeth perfectly. Retainers are transparent plastic with small wires. You’ll find wearing these appliances to be very comfortable. It won’t be like having braces or Invisalign®, which are constantly shifting your teeth into place and causing mild discomfort.
Try not to compare your retainer to your friend’s retainer or what you’ve seen on TV. There are several different types of retainers, each designed to meet the needs of different patients and their teeth and jaws.