By Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca
I once attended a lecture of the Northern California Angle Society of Orthodontists given by the former President of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Raymond M. Sugiyama. Dr. Sugiyama presented beautifully treated cases 10 years, 20 years, and 30 years in retention demonstrating perfect stability of excellent orthodontic results. After hearing this lecture, I decided to send out 10-year retainer check postcards to my patients asking, "Have you been wearing your retainer? Your orthodontist cares."