If you have achieved your dream smile, Dr. Ryan and the SCO team want to make sure it stays that way.
It’s as simple as four words: Retention. Is. For. Life. Your teeth are constantly on the move, so without your retainer, they will easily shift back to their original position. Therefore, you must wear your retainer every night for as long as you would like to retain your results.
If you follow the instructions below, the retention phase of your treatment will be smooth sailing:
- Only remove your retainer if you are eating, brushing, playing a contact sport, or swimming.
- If not in your mouth, ALWAYS store your retainer in the provided case.
- Gently clean your retainer with a toothbrush and toothpaste in lukewarm (never hot) water. You can also soak it in a non-alcohol-based mouthwash or denture cleaner.
- Always store your retainer at room temperature and keep it away from any heat source, like a heater or stove.
If you lose your retainer, call our office as soon as possible and our team will be happy to help guide you to the next steps you need to take!