About Retainers at Wiesemann Orthodontics
Wear your retainer as Dr. Ryan Wiesemann instructs to keep your smile beautiful after treatment.
Keep Your Beautiful Smile With Retainers
Once the active period of orthodontic treatment is completed, your braces are removed. Dr. Wiesemann will determine what type of retainer and how long you will need to wear your retainer.
Retainers are utilized to hold your teeth in their new positions until your bone, gums, and muscles adapt. This step in the process is called retention.
Info About Retainers
As a general rule, your retainers should be worn at all times, with the exception of eating and brushing your teeth. Your retainer should also be removed when participating in sports that require a mouthguard or while swimming.
After 12 months of full-time wear, Dr. Wiesemann may revise your retention treatment, allowing the retainer to strictly be worn at night.
You must wear your retainer as instructed; otherwise, your teeth may move toward their original positions, and the benefit of wearing your braces will be lost.