What Is the Process for Getting an Orthodontic Retainer?
If you receive orthodontic treatment from See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard, we
will discuss options for an orthodontic retainer and help you customize one
as a part of your treatment. If you come in for a standalone retainer, we
will give you a thorough exam and conduct imaging before making a
recommendation for the best path forward.
How Do I Care for My Orthodontic Retainer?
If you have a nonremovable retainer, you will care for it by brushing and
flossing the teeth around it with extra care. If you use a removable
retainer, you will need to clean it with a toothbrush and either a mild
liquid soap or a denture cleaner.
Your removable retainer will also come with a carrying case and it is
important that you always use it for storing your retainer when you take it
out. This includes when you remove it to eat and drink. You do not want
your retainer to fall off a table and be smashed!
You will also need to keep your retainer away from high-heat environments,
such as your car’s dashboard, and out of reach of children and pets. Be
sure to clean your case regularly to keep it sanitary.