Why do I need to wear a retainer?
After treatment, your teeth will naturally want to shift back to their original positions. If you don’t wear a retainer to hold your teeth in alignment, you will slowly lose your beautiful new smile. That’s why it’s important to wear the custom retainer we provide you exactly as instructed.
The retention phase usually lasts long term. You will be asked to wear your retainer day and night at first, and will then be able to change to night-time only wear when instructed to do so. Here at Chesterfield Orthodontics we see patients for 12 months after treatment, however to prevent movement of your teeth in the future, retainers are recommended to be worn for life.