We agree, the day that you get your braces or Invisalign off is a huge day! What a relief yeah!? I bet you’re excited to eat things that you previously couldn’t eat out of fear of damaging the braces. The unfortunate news here is that your teeth won’t stay straight forever and will likely shift back towards their original position before you started treatment. How do we deal with this? Simple, wear a retainer!
In order to prevent tooth movement after orthodontic treatment, your Orthodontist or General Dentist will likely advise you to wear your retainer as much as possible for the first 90 days after everything is completed. Thereafter, it is recommended to be worn every night to prevent tooth movement out of alignment.