Retainers are needed after completion of orthodontic treatment to keep the teeth in their proper location. Teeth naturally tend to move throughout life, and retainers help prevent this. The following are guidelines for using your retainers:
First Year: Put them in after brushing every night.
Second Year: Dr. Culberson will help you determine your schedule.
Third Year (and After): Every other night (or at least two nights per week). However, Dr. Culberson may give further instructions depending on your particular case.