Retainers for a Lifetime
The Purpose of Retainers
After you get your braces or clear aligners off, your retainer becomes extremely important in preserving your smile. It is crucial to wear your retainer every night, because the muscles in your cheeks are very strong and can cause your teeth to shift over time if you don’t have your retainer in to combat that movement.
Failing to wear your retainers as prescribed can cause your teeth to revert back to their original position. You definitely don’t want to waste your orthodontic investment and the dedicated time you spent in treatment when preserving your smile is as simple as popping your retainers in and going to bed. If your teeth do shift or revert back to their original place, you might require another round of braces or clear aligners.
Retain Your Oral Health with Clean Retainers
Having a clean retainer is just as important as having one that fits your teeth properly. If your retainer is dirty, then it can cause an increase in bacteria, plaque, odors, and overall oral health issues. Make sure you perform a thorough cleaning routine after each wear to keep your retainer spick and span, preserving both your new smile as well as the healthy if you’re teeth. After your retainer is clean, and after each time you remove your retainers, make sure to return them to their case for safe storage.
Clean your retainer every day by rinsing it with lukewarm water, antibacterial soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush to keep bacteria and plaque buildup away. Be sure to avoid hot water because it can warp the shape of your retainer. You should also deep clean your retainers once a week with an antibacterial denture cleaner to ensure your retainers stay fresh and clean through every use!
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What People Say
At Stoll Orthodontics, we are dedicated to giving our patients the best orthodontic experience possible. That starts with a warm, welcoming environment and a fun, friendly atmosphere. Dr. Stoll is always seeking the latest orthodontic treatment methods and advances in technology, so we can provide each patient with the best care possible. Our patients love their post treatment smiles, but they also enjoy their entire orthodontic experience thanks to our awesome Stoll Orthodontics team!
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