Q. I’ve had my braces off for three years now. Do I really still have to wear my retainers?
A. Absolutely. After your braces are removed, your teeth will shift if they are not stabilized. Retainers provide that stabilization. They are designed to hold your teeth in their corrected, ideal positions. Wearing retainers is the best insurance that your orthodontic treatment will last for a lifetime. For more information, visit us on the web at smilesbysutherland.com, or call our downtown Puyallup office at 253.848.4537 for a complimentary consultation.