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 retainer as prescribed, they’ll start to shift back toward their original position.
Most patients will only need to wear their retainers at night. But as long as you use them daily, your teeth will stay in the alignment they were in at the end of the active phase of treatment.