Retention

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Proudly Offering Boynton Beach Orthodontics from Start to Finish 

s-braces4.jpgAs your trusted Boynton Beach orthodontist, we’re glad to offer a wide variety of high-quality orthodontic treatments, from braces to Invisalign, in order to give you a straighter and healthier smile. After your treatment is over and the braces finally come off, there’s 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 jaw bone, 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 wear your retainer at all times for the first year after braces to ensure that the hard work you’ve put in during the treatment won’t go to waste. After the first year, we recommend wearing a retainer at least every other night for an indefinite period of time.

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’re in Boynton Beach and looking for orthodontics, we encourage you to give our West Palm Beach office a call at (561) 964-5200. Alternatively, you can fill out our appointment request form to schedule an appointment with us through our website. We look forward to seeing you and putting you on the path toward a straighter and healthier smile!