You have successfully completed the active retention phase of your orthodontic treatment. We have enjoyed working with you hope that you have enjoyed being a part of our practice.
Please remember that tooth movement can still occur. The only way to prevent tooth movement is to continue to wear your retainer as instructed. It is also important that you see your general dentist for regular cleaning and check-ups. These steps will help maintain the beautiful, healthy smile for which you have worked so hard.
You may have a “bonded” retainer; which is permanently attached to the back of your upper or lower front teeth. Dr. Mendez prefers to leave this retainer in as long as possible. You should continue to floss around it regularly. If at some time you decide to have it removed, it would be a good idea to have it replaced with a removable retainer.
If your retainer is ever lost, broken, or is not fitting properly, please contact our office immediately. Additional services will be rendered at our usual charge.
Again, it has truly been a pleasure to treat you. The greatest compliment we can receive is the referral of your family and friends. We would love to welcome them into our family of orthodontic patients!