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Retainers After Braces

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When you’ve completed the moving part of your orthodontic treatment, you’re ready for the holding part. The next few months are the most critical part of your orthodontic treatment! Your retainer is designed to hold your teeth in their corrected position until the bone surrounding the roots of the teeth “fill in” and make them “solid.” If we do not retain (or hold) the teeth following orthodontic tooth movement, the teeth will move back towards their old positions, and all that time wearing braces would be wasted.

If your retainer is going to do the job, here are the things you must do:

  • Wear your retainers as instructed by Dr. Caggiano. This is usually all the time for the first month, followed by nighttime for a lifetime.
  • During the first month, take your retainers out only when eating … and always put retainers in their case! Most retainers are lost in school lunch rooms or restaurants. NEVER wrap the retainer in a napkin or tissue, as they may be thrown away. If you put them in your pocket, they will break when you sit down.
  • Keep your retainers away from your pets – they love to chew on them.
  • Clean retainers thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush and warm water (no toothpaste – it can scratch the retainers). Use warm but not hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque and eliminates odors. Efferdent or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used, but they do not take the place of brushing.
  • Initially, you may find it difficult to speak. Practice speaking, reading, or singing out loud to get used to them faster. In 2 or 3 days, your speech will return to normal.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your retainers, or your retainers need adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust them yourself.
  • Always bring your retainers to your appointments.
  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.
  • Retainer replacement is costly… but with proper care they will last for years!

Even after braces, you will still need appointments. You will have fewer office visits, but checking your retainer is still very important. Always remember to bring your retainer to every appointment. If you lose or break a retainer, please call us immediately.

The teeth will move if the retainers are not worn as instructed.

Congratulations on your new smile. Use it frequently!

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"As usual, the staff at Caggiano orthodontics is extremely professional. Everything is clean and the staff couldn't be nicer. It also helps that you never have to wait more than a few minutes of your appointment time. Way to go!!!"Liz K.5 star
"My 13 year old daughter got a new wire and first-time rubber bands for her braces. No problem - Doctor Caggiano and team took great care of her and she is all set! We enjoy each appointment at his office and visiting with him and his wonderful staff."Paul N.5 star
"Dr. Caggiano's office is amazing. My son always gets taken at his appointment time, and is cared for well. They are efficient with everything, from appointment times (great reminders) and bookings, and the care is top notch. Looking for braces? Look no further. Caggiano Orthodontics is the place for you!"Tiffany C.5 star
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