When your braces come off your orthodontic treatment isn’t over! The retention phase is absolutely vital, meaning you need to wear your retainers for the rest of your life. Wearing your retainers will keep your teeth straight, ensuring all your hard work isn’t for nothing. Remember to take out your retainer before brushing your teeth and make sure to brush the retainer before putting it back in place.
Fixed lower retainers are permanently attached to your lower teeth. This retainer is one of the best options to prevent your teeth from shifting because it’s cemented to your teeth. It’s important for patients with lower fixed retainers to be careful while chewing because the bonding material is capable of breaking. Remember to clean the inside of your mouth to keep your fixed lower retainer clean.