Posted on Jan 21, 2016
Once your orthodontic treatment is complete and you’ve achieved a straight, beautiful smile, you’ll need to wear a dental retainer. Your retainer will prevent your teeth from shifting out of position, which could cause you to need braces again in the future! Because your dental retainer is going to be a part of your dental health routine forever, it’s very important that you learn how to care for it properly.
Like anything else you use on a daily basis, your dental retainer will wear out and get dirty with regular use. Bacteria live in your mouth, no matter how much you brush and floss. These bacteria will accumulate on your retainer while you wear it all night long, causing it to look, smell, and taste unpleasant. You may also notice white calcium deposits forming on your retainer as well. This is all normal, but it does require that you clean and sanitize your retainer.
Properly caring for your retainer will make it last longer, allowing you to save money on a replacement. To set up an orthodontic appointment or if you have any other questions about your dental retainer, please contact Lockett Orthodontics, located in Denver, CO.
We offer orthodontics services for all ages, young and old - it’s never too late to correct your teeth and obtain the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!
Our friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist and staff are excited to get to know you and help you achieve your perfect smile!
Address: 3210 E. Woodmen Rd. #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920