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When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.
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Maxillary wrap-around retainers are your upper retainers, which are removable. You must be very careful when handling your upper retainers, as they are fragile and costly to replace. You are given a unique case for your retainer; please make sure you keep them in this case when not wearing it! To clean these retainers, brush them with toothpaste (sometimes with denture cleaner) using warm water.
Your retainers should be worn at all times except while eating and brushing your teeth. Your retainers should also be removed when participating in sports that require a mouthguard or while swimming. At some point (usually after three months) we will ask you to wear your retainers only at night. It is imperative to wear the retainers as instructed to keep the teeth in ideal position. If retainers are not worn consistently, your teeth will move out of alignment. Contact our office right away if you've lost your retainer or if it does not fit correctly.
Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far. Check out the links to the left to see the wide variety of retainer options!
Choose from an amazing variety of colors, and see how they look. BraceMate is a unique mobile app that allows you to try out different combinations of colors so you can see exactly how your new braces will look.