When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. 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.
Recommended routine for retainer wear as follows:
- 1st 6 months - 24 hours per day
- 2nd 6 months - 4 hours everyday plus all night (8 hours) totalling 12 hours
- after 1 year - bedtime only to maintain fit