After wearing braces, retainers will help to keep your teeth straight.
Retainers are fitted as soon as possible after the fixed braces are removed. They hold the teeth in their new straight position. If retainers are not worn, your teeth will become crooked again.
Please note: If your teeth do go crooked because the retainers are not worn as instructed, we will not be able to re-straighten them.
Retainers should be worn full time for 3 days, then 12 hours for 6 months and after that, just at bedtimes.
If your retainers are lost or broken, there will be a charge for replacement.
Clean your retainer with water morning and night, and also after meal times. It is a good idea to take a small tooth brush to school for cleaning after meal times. We sell “Retainer Brite” at reception, which also helps to keep the retainers clean. Retainer Brite is specially formulated to clean plastic braces.
If you have any problems, e.g. if you have broken your brace, please telephone the practice on 01642 243 080 during opening hours, and we will give you an appointment. Or you can leave a message on the answer machine, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.