All About Retainers

Retainers are so important in preserving your new, beautiful smile, it deserves it’s own section! After active orthodontic treatment  when your braces or clear aligners are finished, you will receive retainers. This marks the beginning of the retention phase, during which a retainer is used to hold teeth in their new positions while the jawbone, gums and muscles adapt. Wearing your retainers will insure the benefits of orthodontic treatment for years to come.  We offer several excellent retainer options to fit your lifestyle.

Retainer Wear Time

Retainer treatment time varies by patient. Some may even require permanent retention to keep teeth aligned properly. As always, we can make suggestions and answer any questions for you as part of your overall treatment plan.

Remember, your retainer only helps when you are wearing it! Please give us a call if you have any questions about retainer use.