Everyday we see adults at our office with crooked teeth who had previous orthodontics/braces when they were teenagers. They are disappointed that their teeth have moved and are no longer straight. Teeth have a “memory”, and eventually they will want to shift back into their original position even after they have been straightened. Once orthodontic treatment is complete, it is important to wear retainers to keep them in place. Retainers can typically be worn at night while you sleep, however the key is that they have to be worn every night for the rest of your life. With consistent retainer wear every night, your orthodontic treatment can potentially last a lifetime!