Dr.LM Pretorius

+27 (0) 11 664 7146



The day that you have been working hard for, your perfect smile!

The final step.The braces come off.  No more rubber bands, no more appointments.  You’re finished right?

Well, almost.  Just because your braces have been removed does not mean your orthodontic treatment is finished.  You still have one more important step to complete: Retention.  Your retainers are designed to settle your teeth in their corrected position until your bone, gums and muscles adapt to the change.

This final treatment stage is the finishing touch and will help ensure improved oral health and a beautiful smile.  The retention process does take time, so be patient.  As for the amount of time needed, it varies with each person.