Once your braces are removed, you’ll move into the retention stage of your treatment. Maintaining the results you’ve achieved during the treatment phase is key to the success of the entire orthodontic process. Your retention phase will last 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. Types of retainers include:
Fixed retainers: Bonded lingual retainers are cemented directly to the inside surface of your lower canines (eye teeth).
Essix retainer: The Essix retainer is a clear removable retainer that fits over the entire arch of teeth.
Mattingly and Howell Orthodontics offers a free initial consultation for anyone who would like to learn more about taking advantage of these revolutionary technologies.