Wearing your removable retainers will help to keep your teeth in the correct position and your smile broad once you have completed orthodontic treatment. After your braces are initially removed, it is important wear your retainers as much as possible during the first two weeks. They should only been taking off when eating or drinking anything other than cool water. After the first two weeks, the removable retainers should be worn every night
Retainers are such an important part of keeping your teeth straight. Studies have shown that our teeth naturally shift throughout our whole lives. When we first take your braces off, it’s important for you to wear your retainers all the time for the first two weeks – take them off only when eating or brushing. After that, it’s important that you wear your retainers every single night to make sure that your teeth stay in the perfect position. If you feel like your retainers have gotten strangely tighter than usual, this may indicate that you have not been wearing your retainer frequently enough and that your teeth may have shifted!
- Wear your removable retainer fulltime for the first two weeks then…
- Wear your retainer every night
- Clean your retainers every morning
For more information on how to clean your retainers please click here.