Proudly Offering Orthodontics Near Boynton Beach From Start to Finish
As your trusted Boynton Beach orthodontist, we are glad to offer a wide variety of high-quality orthodontic treatments, from braces to Invisalign® aligners, in order to give you a straighter and healthier smile. After your treatment is over and the braces finally come off, there is still one step left in the orthodontic process – the retention phase.
The Retention Phase
While the purpose of braces is to shift your teeth into a much more favorable position, the retention stage is used to maintain the alignment of your new smile. While the retainer may make small movements to your teeth, the main goal of retention is to help your jawbone, cheeks and lips adapt to the new alignment of your teeth and keep them in place. This will keep your teeth from falling back into misalignment.
Continued usage of your retainer is critical to the success of the entire orthodontic process. You should always wear your retainer for the first year after your braces come off. This ensures that the hard work you have put in during the treatment will not go to waste. After the first year, we recommend wearing a retainer at least every other night for an indefinite period.
Contact Your Boynton Beach Area Orthodontist
If you have any further questions about the retention phase of orthodontic treatment, please feel free to contact us. If you are interested in orthodontics in West Palm Beach, Florida, we encourage you to give our office a call at 561-363-0324. Alternatively, you can fill out our appointment request form to schedule an appointment at McCaffrey Orthodontics - West Palm Beach with Dr. Kevin McCaffrey through our website. We look forward to seeing you and putting you on the path toward a straighter and healthier smile!