Retainers

retainerThe clear or transparent retainer fits either over the entire arch of teeth or only from canine to canine (clip on retainer) and is produced from a mould after your braces have been removed.

You will need to wear your retainers full-time for the first 2 weeks, only taking them out for eating and cleaning. After the first 2 weeks, you will be able to reduce the retainer wear to night time.

Cleaning

You will need to purchase a retainer case for protection and Retainer Brite tablets for cleaning the retainers four times a week.

Retainer Breakages

  • Retainers MUST be checked regularly by the orthodontist. You are reminded to bring your retainer/s to the appointment.
  • Please do call us immediately if the appliance has been lost or damaged. Please remember that teeth can begin to shift in position within a few days without retainers.

What to do:
You need to contact the practice as soon as possible to have a new retainer made were you will be advised of replacement cost. We will need to take impressions and the retainers will be ready for collection a week later.

 

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