After the initial orthodontic treatment is complete, a retainer is often used to keep the teeth in place. The retention phase usually lasts approximately 24 months; during this phase, patient compliance is essential to acheiving and maintaining maximum benefits from orthodontic treatment. It is also important to take care of the retainer by cleaning it regularly and keeping it in a safe place to avoid loss or damage.

Contact us to schedule your FREE consultation; Dr. Irwin and his knowledgable team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the retention phase of orthodontic treatment.



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  • Pendleton, OR 97801
  • (541) 276-7819
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  • 1060 W Elm, Suite 135
  • Hermiston, OR 97838
  • (541) 567-2662
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association