Retention

Retention Information From Your Local Marlborough & Northborough, MA Orthodontist

With multiple locations, Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics proudly provides quality orthodontic care to adolescents and adults in and around Marlborough, Northborough, and Newton Centre, MA. Dr. Carvalho and Dr. Roth are both highly experienced and trained to develop advanced treatment plans that straighten your teeth and improve oral health. We specialize in a wide array of orthodontic services, including traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, and Invisalign. After treatment, we will provide you with retainers to help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Wearing Your Retainers

Congratulations on reaching this important milestone of your treatment! However, your teeth have memory and may shift back to their original place after your braces are taken off. Therefore, it is critical to use retainers to hold them in place and keep them stable in their new positions.

  • Supervised retention lasts for 12-24 months followed by yearly visits as needed.
  • 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.
     

Types of Retainers

We offer clear retainers made out of Invisalign material, as well as fixed (glued in) lower retainers. When treatment is over, Dr. Roth and Dr. Carvalho will discuss the pros and cons of each retainer type to help you choose the right fit. Generally, more people choose Invisalign-like retainers because of their cosmetic appeal.

Contact Our Newton Centre Orthodontic Office

If you have any questions about retainers or any stage of the orthodontic treatment process, please contact our Marlborough, Northborough or Newton Centre orthodontic offices. Our friendly staff is always happy to answer your questions or help you schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!