When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment.  The retention phase is just as important as the active movement of your teeth.   Initially, you will be asked to wear your retainers full-time and after a period of months, Dr. Shelly will tell you when you can reduce the wear to night-time only. You will be asked to wear your retainers at night, indefinitely.  Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far. Remember to remove your retainer before eating and brushing, and brush your retainer, too before placing it back in your mouth.