• Make Sure You Take Care of Your Retainer – Battle Ground Orthodontist

  • For many people, life after braces is much more enjoyable. However, just because you get your braces off that doesn’t mean your orthodontics treatment is necessarily over. Life after braces almost always includes some time with retainers. In order to keep your teeth aligned in their new positions, you need to continue to apply some pressure. That’s where retainers are so important.

    Wearing a retainer can be cumbersome, but it’s much easier than braces. Retainers can be removed whenever you need to eat or brush your teeth. However, there are some important things to remember in order to take care of your retainers, especially when you remove them. You can click here to see the full list of important retainer instructions, but lets take a look at a couple of tips here.

    Without a doubt one of the most important things to remember is to put your retainer(s) in its case when it’s not in your mouth. The best way to lose or break a retainer is to not keep track of it. Another important thing to remember is to clean your retainers every day by brushing them with toothpaste and warm water.

    These are just a couple of the many things you should remember about taking care of your retainers. If you have any questions, feel free to contact usClick here for more information about your Battle Ground Orthodontist, Dr. Robert Croft.