You should continue with proper oral hygiene procedures at home, to include thorough brushing and flossing techniques. Also, be sure to see your family dentist at least every 6 months for cleanings and dental examinations.
Once the orthodontic appliances are removed, you will receive retainers to stabilize the dental correction. Because the bone and soft tissues surrounding the teeth are stabilizing for several months after braces are removed, it is imperative that the retainers are worn as instructed by Dr. Zuch. Failure to wear the retainers may result in undesirable movement of the teeth, which could necessitate re-treatment. Because teeth can continue to move throughout life, we feel that individuals who have undergone orthodontic therapy should wear retainers indefinitely.
Be sure to visit our retainer care page for detailed home care for retainers.
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