When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. Dr. Weaver uses different types of retainers depending on patient’s specific needs. Retainers can sometimes even be clear or bonded to the inside of the teeth so that they cannot be seen. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. 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.