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Your teeth will always shift slightly, whether you have ever worn braces or not. But especially once we have removed your braces, the goal is to keep the achieved result. Supporting the new position of the teeth, we call the retention phase. Placing a wire behind the teeth, a 'splint', is the best method to keep your teeth neatly aligned. At our practice, this is usually stuck to the back of the lower and upper teeth, between your canine teeth. We often also place a night brace for the first few months after treatment. Because there is a good chance that your teeth will become crooked again if we would remove the splint, you will basically keep these splints forever. Over time, you will no longer feel the splint. After the brace has been removed and the splints have been placed, you will come for a check-up a few more times.

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