Yes, it’s true. Your teeth have memory; though, it’s not quite the same as the memory you or I have. Like thumbprints, each person has a unique and individual set of teeth. They grow in their own direction, shift in their own positions, and grow at their own speed. And believe it or not, teeth are stubborn. They remember where they grow, and they try to maintain their original position.
Therefore, it is CRUCIAL to wear your retainer after treatment! Neglecting to wear your retainer or wearing your retainer inconsistently can undo months of hard work you’ve put in to maintain your smile. Teeth can start to shift back to their original positions within just days of having your braces removed! The day you finish treatment is a big day, it is the first day with your new smile. On this day, Dr. Barakat and our care team will give you instructions on how to wear and care for your retainer. It is very important that you follow these instructions. Protect your masterpiece smile by wearing your retainer.