Congratulations! Today is the day that your child gets their braces off! They will now be entering in to an important phase of their treatment- The Retention Phase of Phase I Treatment.
Completion of orthodontic treatment does not guarantee perfectly straight teeth for the rest of their life. As they continue to lose baby teeth & their adult teeth continue to erupt it is possible patient may need Phase II treatment in order to achieve straight teeth & address any future concerns you or Dr. Krieger may have in regards to the position of your child’s teeth or bite.
Phase I Retainers are required to help maintain the position of your child’s front teeth and hold the bite correction that we have achieved. Dr. Krieger will monitor your child’s growth and development at appropriate intervals to determine the best time to start Phase II.