A Dozen Dos and Don'ts - 12 Tips for successful orthodontic retainer wear
Here are 12 Tips for Orthodontic Retainer Success (plus a bonus tip, so it's not just bakers that have 13 in a dozen)
DO wear your retainers as your orthodontist directs.
The rest of what follows is what we tell our own patients. At Swords Orthodontics, for most removable retainers, I advise full time wear for the first 3 days and then it’s night time wear after that.
If you still want straight teeth in 10 years’ time, you’re still wearing a retainer in 10 years’ time.
DON’T have your retainer anywhere other than one of these two places:
- Your Mouth
- Your Retainer Box
Anywhere else and it’s likely to get lost, broken, damaged, stolen, eaten ...