Retention | Lexington, Paris, Nicholasville, KY | Bluegrass Orthodontics

Retention

When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. All of our patients are asked to wear their retainers full-time (24/7) for the first 3-4 months after the braces are removed. We will then reduce your retainer wear according to the following schedule:

Teens

8-10 hours daily for the next 9 months, followed by nightly wear while sleeping until age 18. After reaching this age, we advise one night per week on an ongoing basis.

Adults

8-10 hours daily for the next 9 months. After one year from braces removal, we advise one night per week on an ongoing basis.

As a part of the original contract, we will continue to see you for any needed appointments over the next 18 months. After that time has passed, no further regular visits will need to be made. We are always available and happy to see you for retainer checks in the future, however, there will be a small office visit charge applied.

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