Retention

  

Maintaining the results you achieved during your treatment phase is key to the success of the entire orthodontic process! Once we remove your braces, we will move into the retention stage of your treatment. Your retention phase will last approximately two years.

Your final orthodontic result will depend on your commitment to wearing your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in throughout the entire treatment process. By adhering to Dr. Johannes’ instructions about wearing your retainer, you can achieve the maximum benefits of your treatment.

Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.

   
  Clear Retainer   Metal Retainer

Lower Fixed Retainer

Fixed lower retainers are cemented directly to the inside surface of your lower canines (eye teeth). This is one of the best ways to prevent your lower teeth from shifting as it is permanently attached! Patients with fixed lower retainers must be careful with their bite as the bonding material may break due to incorrect biting and cause teeth to shift quickly. As with removable retainers, it is important to keep them clean. When brushing, make sure to carefully clean the inside of your lower teeth as well as the wire.


Lingual bonded retainer

  
  
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