Keep Your Teeth in Alignment With Custom Retainers

Retainers are custom-made dental appliances that hold your teeth in their new positions after you complete orthodontic treatment. They come in various types to cater to different needs and preferences. Our available options are:

  • Fixed Retainers – These are retainers that your orthodontist bonds to the back of your teeth. It’s ideal for those who worry they may struggle with adhering to the schedule of wearing removable kinds. These retainers are virtually invisible and provide constant retention.
  • Removable Retainers – A removable retainer, as the name suggests, is the kind that can be taken in and out of your mouth. They come in several varieties, including clear plastic kinds. You’ll receive a specific schedule to wear them after your treatment.

Protect Your Retainer With Good Oral Care Routines

Whichever retainer option is right for you, it’s a part of a lifetime commitment of maintaining your orthodontic results. You’ll want to ensure your retainer remains effective and lasts as long as possible:

  • If you receive a fixed retainer, it’s crucial to maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. This will help prevent the buildup of plaque and bacteria around the retainer.
  • When you aren’t wearing it, you should store your removable retainer in a case to prevent damage or loss. Avoid exposing them to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight to prevent warping. Clean your retainer regularly with a soft-bristled brush and gentle cleaning solution.

You’ll need to also bring your retainer to your regular dental exams for a professional cleaning and inspection. By following these guidelines and wearing your retainer as prescribed, you can maintain your beautiful results for years to come.

Call 248-963-1969 for retainers in New Hudson. You can also schedule online.