Retainers are essential to maintaining your straight smile after your braces or Invisalign journey has concluded. Retainers are created and molded to fit all our patient’s teeth to keep them in their new permanent place. Our orthodontics team recommends that you wear your retainers for the first four to six months for at least twenty-two hours a day. After the first six months, you must continue to wear your retainers every night to keep your teeth in place. Over time, if the retainers are not worn, then your teeth will shift out of place and become crooked again. Your retainers are a useful tool for keeping your smile beautiful.