Retention

Retention

 

When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.

Removable Retainers

Your retainers should be worn at all times with the exception of eating and brushing your teeth. Your retainer should also be removed when participating in sports that require a mouthguard or while swimming. After 12 months of full-time wear, we may revise your retention treatment, allowing the retainer to strictly be worn at night.

Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far.

 

Click here to download a Care & Use Sheet for your retainer.

Bonded Retainers

Bonded lingual retainers are cemented directly to the inside surface of your lower canines (eye teeth). This is one of the best ways to prevent your lower teeth from shifting as it is permanently attached! Patients with bonded lingual retainers must be careful with their bite as the bonding material may break due to incorrect biting and cause teeth to shift quickly. As with removable retainers, it is important to keep them clean. When brushing, make sure to carefully clean the inside of your lower teeth as well as the wire.

 

Bailey Orthodontics offers various treatment options you can take advantage of to get the smile you've always wanted. These options include traditional braces for children and adults, Damon Systems, and Invisalign.