Retention

When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your orthodontic treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. 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 brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.

Removable Retainers

Maxillary wrap-around retainers are your upper retainers, which are removable. You must be very careful when handling your upper retainers, as they are fragile and costly to replace. You are given a special case for your retainer; please make sure you keep them in this case when not wearing it! To clean these retainers, brush them with toothpaste (sometimes with denture cleaner) using warm water.

Your retainers should be worn at all times with the exception of eating and brushing your teeth. Your retainer should also be removed when participating in sports that require a mouth-guard or while swimming. After 12 months of full-time wear, we may revise your retention treatment, allowing the retainer to strictly be worn at night.

Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far.

For more information about retainers, contact us here.

As treatment progresses, evaluations will be done to see if orthognathic surgery may be necessary if orthodontic treatment can’t correct the problem. 

 

East Spartanburg

2455 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29307
(864) 579-7700
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West Spartanburg

212 E. Blackstock Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864) 587-8000
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Duncan

1785 E. Main Street
Duncan, SC 29334
(864) 579-7700
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Gaffney

111 Northgate Road
Gaffney, SC 29341
(864) 579-7700
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Union

209 E. South St
Union, SC 29379
(864) 587-8000
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Due to COVID-19, Nease & Higginbotham Orthodontics will not see regularly scheduled patients beginning March 17.
We will re-evaluate daily and hope to re-open as soon as possible. Our doctors are available at 864.707.1969 for any urgent needs