How often will I need to wear my retainers?
For those with removable retainer(s), most are instructed to wear their retainers full time for at least six months after their braces come off. After six months to a year, your orthodontist may reduce how often you need to wear them down to nights only, when you are sleeping.
Why do I have to wear retainers if my orthodontic treatment is done?
Just because your braces are off doesn’t mean your orthodontic treatment is complete. To retain your new and improved smile, you’ll need to use your retainer as directed by your orthodontist. If you do not, your teeth will slowly move back to their original positioning.
Why shouldn’t I eat or drink with my retainers in?
Eating with them in is typically uncomfortable. Plus, food and liquid can get stuck under your retainers, causing decay and bad smells.
I think there’s something wrong with my retainers. What should I do?
If you have any questions or concerns, contact us. Also, if they need adjusting or if you’ve lost them, schedule an appointment. It is vital that they are adjusted or replaced as soon as possible. We offer three convenient treatment locations in Milwaukee, Racine, and Brookfield.