retention

Retention

retainers

A retention phase is usually necessary following completion of orthodontic treatment. The regime for retainer wear varies on a case by case basis and it involves a combination of initial full-time retainer wear. This is followed by a night-time wear pattern for the retainers after a few months. After a long journey to straighter teeth, you deserve to show off your wonderful smile. ASTICS Clear is the only clear wire retention solution. It is the perfect choice to achieve a clear, virtually invisible look. You can comfortably and confidently wear the retainer all day

retainers

 

retainers

retainers

  • Wear your retainers full time, until the doctor instructs otherwise.
  • Take your retainers out when eating, and always put retainers in their case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunch rooms or restaurants.)
  • Clean retainers thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Use warm but not hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque, and eliminates odors. Efferdent® or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used but do not take the place of brushing.
  • When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer case. Pets love to chew on them!
  • Initially, you may find it difficult to speak. Practice speaking, reading, or singing out loud to get used to them faster.
  • Retainers are breakable, so treat them with care. If retainers are lost or broken call us immediately.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your retainers, or if your retainers need adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust them yourself.
  • Always bring your retainers to your appointments.
  • Retainer replacements are expensive, but with proper care they will last for years!
  • Remove retainers when swimming.
  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.

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