Removing braces signals the start of 12 months of supervised retention. Please remember that this part of your orthodontic treatment is just as important as the active movement in determining the ultimate success of your treatment. Once the teeth have been moved into their desired positions, a period of time is needed to stabilize them so that the surrounding bone and soft tissue can conform to your new dental alignment. When braces are removed, it is an excellent time to review several important aspects of care.
This 12-month phase, along with your initial retainers, is included in your original contract. Following the 12-month period, you will officially graduate from retainer supervision. Should you ever have any questions or need your retainers replaced, do not hesitate to contact our office. Visits due to lost or damaged retainers or after this 12-month window may incur an office visit fee. You are urged to continue to wear your retainers on a nightly basis to maintain your new smile.