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Preserving Your Perfect Smile:
The Power of Retainers

Retainers play a crucial role in preserving the outcomes of your orthodontic treatment.
After your braces are removed, your teeth may shift back to their original positions, which is known as orthodontic relapse.

By using fixed and/or removable retainers, we can ensure that your radiant new smile remains properly aligned
Removable retainers are an essential part of orthodontic treatment and are custom-made to fit your teeth and maintain the new position. It’s crucial to wear them regularly as instructed by your clinician to maintain the progress made during treatment.

To ensure the longevity of your removable retainers, it is essential to keep them safe in a protective box when you’re not wearing them. For extra peace of mind, we can arrange to have a spare set made for you.

Remember, your removable retainers play a crucial role in maintaining your new smile, so be sure to follow your orthodontist’s instructions carefully to achieve the best results.

Here are some tips on how to take care of it:

Clean it regularly: Just like your teeth, your retainer needs to be cleaned regularly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste or retainer cleaner to gently clean it. Rinse it thoroughly with cool water afterward.
Soak it: Soaking your retainer in a retainer cleaning solution can help remove any bacteria or debris that may have accumulated on it. Follow the instructions on the cleaning solution carefully.
Handle with care: Be gentle when handling your retainer. Don’t bend or twist it, and avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures.
Keep it in a case: When you’re not wearing your retainer, store it in a clean case. This will protect it from damage and prevent it from getting lost.
Don’t wear it while eating or drinking: Remove your retainer before eating or drinking anything other than water. This will prevent it from getting damaged or stained.
Keep it away from pets: Keep your retainer out of reach of pets. Dogs in particular may be attracted to the scent of your saliva on the retainer and chew it up.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your removable retainer stays in good condition and continues to do its job of keeping your teeth in their correct position.

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Fixed retainer

A fixed retainer is a thin wire that is typically bonded to the back of your teeth, most commonly the front teeth, to hold them in place after orthodontic treatment.

Our skilled and experienced team will ensure that your retainer is placed correctly and comfortably, so you can enjoy a beautiful smile for years to come.

Taking care of your fixed retainer is essential to ensure that it remains effective in maintaining your straightened teeth.

Here are some tips for taking care of your fixed retainer:

Brush and floss regularly: It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing regularly, even with a fixed retainer. Make sure to clean around the wires and brackets thoroughly, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
Avoid hard, sticky, and chewy foods: Hard, sticky, and chewy foods can cause damage to the wires and brackets of your fixed retainer, making it less effective. Avoid these types of foods or cut them into small pieces before consuming them.
Wear a mouthguard during sports: If you participate in sports or other physical activities, wearing a mouthguard can protect your fixed retainer and teeth from damage.
Visit your orthodontist regularly: Regular visits to your orthodontist can help ensure that your fixed retainer is in good condition and functioning correctly. Your orthodontist can make any necessary adjustments to ensure that your teeth stay in their proper position.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your fixed retainer remains effective in maintaining your straightened teeth for years to come.

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