Do I need to Wear a Retainer?

What is a Retainer?

A retainer is a device worn around teeth once braces are removed to allow the bones to tighten around your newly straightened teeth to ensure they stay in alignment. Your retainer is custom made to fit only your teeth and is essential in the final stages of your treatment.

How Long Will I Have to Wear My Retainer?

The time that you will wear your retainer depends on many variables. Most of our patients typically wear their retainers for a couple of years to ensure that the bone structure and gums tighten around your realigned teeth.

Throughout the retention process, you will meet with our dental team to evaluate how the retainer fits so that he can make slight adjustments if necessary. If at any time your retainer is too loose or too tight or you misplace or break it, call our office immediately so we can adjust or replace it.

With flexible appointments and a convenient location, our professional and caring dental team is the right choice for family dentistry in Mclean, VA.  Call 703-356-7890 today for your next appointment!