Your active treatment is complete and you are now in a period of "retention." Retainers are designed to maintain the treatment outcome. Compliance with your retainers is very important to insure long-term stability. Poor retainer wear will result in undesired tooth movement that may require re-treatment.
The retainer you are wearing is delicate and must be handled with care when it is out of your mouth. Some patients have removable upper and lower retainers. Other patients have removable upper and cemented lower retainers.
An additional fee will be assessed to replace any retainer that is broken, lost, or those that no longer fit due to patient negligence. We require that fees be submitted prior to receiving the new retainers.
Retainer adjustments are a part of the treatment fee for two years after the removal of the braces. A per visit fee will be charged for appointments after the two-year period.