What is the Retention Phase?
When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. This phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. It’s exciting to complete your orthodontic treatment, but it’s important to take the retention phase serious. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers. You’ve put in so much hard work, time, and money into your treatment. Be sure to follow through by wearing your retainer as suggested by your orthodontist. Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth. Check out our oral hygiene page for more information on cleaning your retainer.