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markham ortho What To Expect - Retention
  Retention refers to the period of time following the completion of treatment (removal of aligners or brackets) during which the teeth settle into their new positions in the dental arches and new jaw bone stabilizes around the teeth to “retain” them in their correct position.  Retention is critical to the long term success of orthodontic treatment.  Without proper retention, teeth will have a tendency to relapse.  Teeth maintain their ability to migrate, tip or rotate within the arch for some time.

Retention is achieved by wearing a custom fitted “retainer” on the teeth.  Retainers can be removable or fixed.  Dr. Cragg prefers fixed retention which is accomplished by bonding a small wire customized for your teeth to the inside surfaces of your upper and lower front teeth.  These retainers will be worn for at least two years or longer.  Some patients may require long-term or lifetime retention to keep their teeth positioned correctly.
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