You’ve just finished your treatment with either braces or Invisalign and can taste the sweetness of long awaited freedom, congrats! Once finished, however, your work does not stop here. Although it’s a simple task, wearing a retainer following treatment is extremely important in keeping that perfect smile stabilized and long lasting!
Just as important as things such as wires, rubber bands, Invisalign trays, and the brackets of braces, retainers play a key role in your smile as well. You may have noticed all the hard work it took to move your teeth into an ideal position and have been told that if we do not hold that position teeth are likely to move back to their original placement. Much like you must train your muscles to stay fit, you must use your retainer to retain the shape of your smile, hence the name! Unlike the gym (let’s face it, even just the idea of going can be exhausting) wearing a retainer is easy: you put it in before you go to sleep and take it out when you wake up, it does all the work for you! Can’t remember when and how long to wear it for? Simply remember the phrase, “nighttime for a lifetime!”
We KNOW how important your smile is now that you have put in months of treatment and are happy with the results, we can see your face light up the first time you see your new smile! Retainers will help you keep that amazing sparkle for years to come!