When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far. At this time you will be fitted with a permanent lingual wire behind your lower anterior teeth, as well as a removable clear upper retainer to be worn at night for a long as possible to sustain the alignment.