After orthodontic treatment, you'll need to wear your retainer every day to prevent teeth from shifting back to their original positions.
If you've damaged or misplaced your retainer, it's important that you get a retainer replacement from our Lake Leelenau holistic dentist as soon as possible. During your appointment to get a retainer replacement, we'll take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab.
When you return for your second appointment with us, your orthodontic retainer will be ready for you to take home. Continue reading to learn more about replacement retainers.
Lake Leelanau Replacement Retainers
One of the most common ways to lose a teeth retainer is to accidently throw it in the trash. Depending on your case, you may need to wear your orthodontic retainer during the day. When you take your retainer out to eat, make sure you put it in its protective case. Otherwise, you could end up accidently throwing out your dental retainer if you place it on your napkin or lunch tray.
The more time that passes without replacing your retainer, the more your teeth will shift. If you don't consistently wear your retainer, you'll notice the fit will be tighter the next time you wear it. Wear your retainer after braces as directed by your dentist. If you've been wearing your retainer consistently and notice the fit change overnight, the retainer has probably bent or warped.
The best way to protect your orthodontic retainer is to keep it in its protective case when it's not being worn. That way, your retainer won't get crushed by being crammed into a pocket or drawer.
Our dentists will be able to create a retainer replacement that fits comfortably and helps you maintain the results of your orthodontic treatment. To schedule your appointment with one of our Lake Leelanau dentists, call (231) 256-9142.