Retainers: Keeping  Teeth Straight

smiling boy holding a retainer in its blue caseAfter your orthodontic treatment  is completed, you will be given permanent and removable retainers. Retainers prevent the teeth from moving back to their original position. Teeth may shift quickly if the retainers are not being worn.

We include your initial set of retainers in your treatment fee; it becomes your financial responsibility for any replacement retainers if they become broken or lost.

Taking Care of Your Removable Retainers

  • Clean retainers thoroughly using a clean toothbrush and liquid soap. Efferdent or Retainer Brite can be used once a week to help remove tough stains. Don’t soak them in alcohol mouthwash (over time, this will make the retainers brittle).
  • Never put retainers in hot water, dishwasher or leave them in a hot place like your car.
  • Retainers are worn every single night when you are sleeping. 
  • Take your retainers out when you eat or brush your teeth. Don’t wear retainers while swimming or contact sports. When not wearing retainers, keep them in the retainer box. Do not wrap them in a napkin or place them in your pocket.
  • Keep them away from your pets; they love to chew on them.
  • Retainers are breakable and can wear out over time. Replacing a worn-out retainer is a wise investment in protecting your teeth.
  • If retainers are lost, broken or feel differently,  call us immediately during business hours at Garcia Family Orthodontics office Phone Number (407) 857-0800 so that we can adjust the retainers .  Do not try to adjust them yourself.
  • Keep your retention appointments, and always bring your retainers to your visits.

Young girl smiling with a rainbow colored retainer

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Contact Garcia Family Orthodontics with any questions or to schedule an appointment!

Call us: (407) 857-0800