The big day has finally arrived! Your braces have been removed and you have a beautiful smile! Our team is almost as excited as you are! We are actually going to give you gum (finally!) and a gigantic cupcake to celebrate! You’re done, right?
Well, yes and no. Yes, your treatment is complete, but your retention is only just beginning. If you want to maintain that beautiful new smile for a lifetime, you must wear your retainers (for a lifetime). Teeth have a “memory” of the places that they started from, and our biology is constantly trying to help them get back there.
There are a number of retention options available to our patients, including both removable, most often used for the upper teeth, and fixed (permanent), most often used for the lower teeth. Dr. Remington will review your options so that the most ideal situation is set up for your retention. Wearing your retainers as prescribed by Dr. Remington is just as critical to your smile as the braces were.