Retainers keep your teeth from sliding or shifting out of alignment after successful orthodontic treatment. Retainers also allow for back teeth to make minor adjustments as they settle into their new positions.
In most cases, Dr. Keith Koch asks patients to wear a retainer full-time after treatment, followed by nights only. The instructions for retainer wear vary according to the specific needs of each case.
CLEANING YOUR RETAINER
- Brush your retainers gently with toothpaste.
- Soak your retainer in denture cleaner or white vinegar to freshen.
- Boiling water
- Cleaning Chemicals