Thursday, February 4, 2021

The IMPORTANCE of retainers!

How long do I need to wear my retainer after my orthodontic treatment?

Wearing retainers after your orthodontic treatment is just as important as the treatment itself. Since teeth move your whole life, your teeth need support after orthodontic treatment in order to stay in place.

At Prose Orthodontics, we use removable retainers, which can be taken out for eating & cleaning and bonded retainers, which are attached to your teeth and are not removable.

Retainers stabilize your bones and teeth after the active orthodontic treatment, making sure that your teeth & bite do not change. 

This is why we recommend that retainers are worn every night, indefinitely.  

REMEMBER, retention is for life & it is your responsibility to wear your retainers as instructed to ensure that your teeth remain straight & keep your beautiful new smile for a lifetime!

If you experience any issues with your retainers please call or text the office as soon as possible at 630-584-6555.

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