Village Family Dental offers orthodontic dentistry services for both children and adults, including the application of retainers. Following braces removal, retainers are utilized to keep your teeth in their new positions until your bone, gums, and muscles adapt to the new teeth positions. You must wear your retainer as instructed; otherwise, your teeth may move back toward their original positions and therefore, the benefit of wearing your braces will be lost.
Recommendations and Safety Notices
Your dentist will determine how long you need to wear your retainer. This will vary per patient, with some people needing to wear their retainers a bit longer in order to eliminate shifting. In rare cases, permanent retention may be necessary.
- Remember – wear them in your mouth, not your pocket. Retainers work best when you follow our instructions.
- Clean your retainers! After meals, clean all parts of the retainer with a brush.
- Handle your retainers with care. Retainers are easy to lose. If you take your retainers out, always be sure to place them in your retainer case for safety.