Your final orthodontic result is dependent upon your
retainers, so make
sure you continue to follow through with the hard work that you've put
in so far. Teeth are very dynamic; they move and shift throughout life
whether or not you have had orthodontic treatment. Retainers are placed
once your orthodontic appliances/braces have been removed. They are
normally worn full time for several months until Dr. Parigini instructs
you to wear them only at night.
It is also important to continue your good oral hygiene habits
your braces come off. Please schedule an appointment to see your
general dentist to schedule a cleaning and show them your great smile!
Retainer Care Instructions
- Remember to remove your retainer before brushing and brush
retainer before placing it back in your mouth.
- When they are not being worn, keep your retainers in their
away from heat or direct sunlight, as they can warp.
- Do not wrap your retainers in a paper towel or Kleenex as
they have a
tendency to get thrown away!
- Retainers that are made of plastic and wire and should not
in straight mouthwash or denture cleanser as this will dissolve the
solder joints. Clear retainers should be soaked in denture cleanser at
least once a week for thorough cleaning. Plastic and wire retainers can
be brushed with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Put the retainer in with your fingers. Don't bite the retainer
place, or flick it out with your tongue; this action can damage the
If your retainers are lost or broken, please call the office
immediately as new impressions may be needed and a new retainer may be
required. We will provide the first set of retainers. If additional
retainers are needed, due to patient non-compliance, loss or breakage,
there will be an additional charge.
Always bring your retainers with you to your appointments. If
any damage or breakage, we will be able to determine whether or not a
repair can be made.
Please contact us with any questions! We are happy to help!