When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 12 months, while lifetime retainer wear is recommended. Retainers will ensure that your confident smile is preserved. 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.