What is the retention phase?
The role of the retention phase is to help your teeth stabilise in their new post-treatment positions. While it usually takes between 18 to 24 months to straighten your teeth, your teeth will need extra time to adjust to their new alignment.
After your braces or aligners have been removed Dr Darsh Patel will fit you with custom retainers. We recommend you wear your retainers for a minimum of one year; however, for best results, you should utilise them throughout your lifetime.