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This phase generally lasts at least 24 months and is absolutely crucial to the long-term success of your treatment - without retention, teeth will often move back to their original position, erasing all of your hard work! Retainers ensure that this does not happen and that you keep the smile you've earned.


Proper Retainer Hygiene

 It is very important to keep your retainer clean, always clean your retainer daily:

  • with hand soap and use a toothbrush or cotton swab
  • wear your retainer all the time except when eating or brushing
  • keep away from heat; hot water
  • never wrap it in a napkin, place it in your case when not using it
  • keep away from pets


Contact your Pearl City Orthodontist

At Pacific Center for Orthodontics we know how hard you've worked hard to achieve your beautiful new smile, so we want to ensure you have everything you need to keep it. We are always here to answer any questions, so please contact our office and we will be happy to help you!