At Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatment options to help make orthodontics convenient for your lifestyle; bet whether you choose treatment with braces or Invisalign, you’ll need to wear a retainer after the active phase of your treatment. We’ll provide detailed instructions on wearing and caring for your retainer when we fit you for it, but here are some basic guidelines and instructions for your retention treatment.
All patients need retention treatment after the active phase of your orthodontic treatment, and the reason has to do with the physiology of your smile. When you finish treatment with braces or Invisalign, your teeth will have moved to new positions, but the underlying ligaments and tissues that support them will not have adapted to those new positions. This means that without a retainer, your teeth will simply drift back to their old positions, erasing your hard work! With proper wear and care, a retainer will help to “set” your teeth in place, safeguarding your smile for a lifetime.
We’ll provide more detailed instructions on how to wear and care for your retainer during your fitting appointment, but here are some guidelines on properly using your retainer:
With proper usage, your retainer will help cement the new alignment of your teeth, ensuring you get to enjoy your new smile for a lifetime. Feel free to contact us if you have more questions about retainers, or if you’re interested in pursuing orthodontic treatment for yourself, simply request a consultation online. We look forward to hearing from you, and we’re excited to help you achieve a beautiful new smile!