How long do I need to wear my retainers?

Patients ask, "How long do I need to wear my retainers?" I use to say "For Life." Now I say, "Every night, as long as you want to keep your teeth straight." 


Many patients have a retained, bonded, permanent retainer.  Great, your teeth won't move after your braces or Invisalign.  Your dentist and hygienist hate it.  You may too when you realize all the plaque retention that happens in-between your professional teeth cleanings.  At KTD we introduce our patients to SuperFloss and they seem to love it.