How do Candid Retainers work?
Retainers work by keeping your teeth in their new position during the passive healing phase of treatment, then indefinitely after that. Remember that treatment doesn’t end when the active bone-remodeling phase is complete — your teeth are constantly shifting, and if you don’t wear your retainers as prescribed, they’ll start to shift back toward their original position.
Most patients will only need to wear their retainers at night after the first two weeks, when they need to be worn 22 hours a day. But as long as you keep using them, your teeth will stay where they were at the end of the active phase of treatment.