Vlachos Orthodontics is dedicated to retention, the final step in your orthodontic treatment.

After you have worn your braces for the appropriate amount of time, we move into the retention stage of your treatment. It is very important not to skip this step or all of your hard work will not pay off as you had hoped. Your teeth may move back instead of staying in place.

During retention, you will have to wear retainers as your teeth adjust to staying in their new place without braces. You should wear your retainers as recommended, which usually requires a period of full-time wear followed by nightly wear only. We will also demonstrate how to properly care for your retainers and keep them clean, as well as how to clean around any fixed retainers you may have.

If you have any questions about the retention step of your orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (205) 871-5557.