Retainers are top-notch appliances that can help you maintain a strong, healthy and straight smile. If you have questions about retainers, it can lead to improperly caring for your appliance, which can lead to an improperly cared for smile. So, our orthodontist, Dr. Arjun Patel, encourages you to find the answers to your retainer questions as soon as possible. To help you do so, he is happy to provide the answers to the following commonly asked questions about retainers:
Question No. 1: What types of retainers are available?
Answer: The most commonly used retainers are the Hawley retainers. These retainers have an acrylic base and a wire. When worn, the acrylic base sits on your palate and the wire hugs the teeth tightly.
Question No. 2: What does my retainer do for me?
Answer: Your retainer helps you maintain your dream smile. Because your teeth are used to shifting, they need something to keep them in place after treatment. Your retainer will do that for you.
Question No. 3: How can I keep my retainer in tip-top shape?
Answer: You can rinse it with water regularly and brush it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste daily. You can also use denture cleaner to clean the retainer. You should also keep your appliance in a safe place so it won’t get damaged or lost.
For more information and details about retainers in Atlanta, Georgia, please contact Quest Orthodontics when you can. Our orthodontic team will be more than happy to help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions, so please dial 470-440-7330 now! We’re excited to hear from you.