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 – you will be wearing a permanent wire on the inside of the lower teeth and a removable upper retainer. During the retention phase, Dr. Halvorsen will be ensuring proper retainer wear, making adjustments as necessary, and monitoring the development of wisdom teeth.

Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you've put in so far. Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.