Teeth have memory, and that memory wants to move them back to their old, pre-braces position. With an orthodontic retainer, you can help your teeth stay in place and maintain your new straighter smile. Whether you visited our Hillsborough, NC office for Invisalign or for Six Month Smiles® treatment, we can create custom orthodontic retainers for you.
Come see us in person in the Hampton Pointe shopping center, or call 919-296-0409 to schedule your appointment today! Our Carolina Bright Smiles doctors, Dr. King and Dr. Garrett, are graduates from UNC School of Dentistry.
What Is A Retainer?
Retainers are made of plastic and wires. Dr. Garrett will take an impression of your mouth using our digital scanner to create your custom retainer. We’ll keep the impression on file for a while, just in case you lose or misplace your retainer and need a new one.
How Long Do I Have To Wear My Retainer?
Some people have to wear their retainers for just a few months or only at night. The only way to know for sure is to discuss your needs with your dentist. The last thing you want is to skip wearing your retainer and have your teeth shift out of place.
How Do I Take Care Of My Retainer?
A few tips for caring for your retainer:
- Always keep your retainer in its carrying case when it’s not in use.
- When you’re not wearing it, don’t put it in a napkin or you might throw it away.
- Don’t brush your retainer with toothpaste; clean it with solution recommended by your Hillsborough, NC dentist.
- Keep your retainer out of hot water and direct sunlight.
Don’t let your new smile go to shambles. Get a retainer from Carolina Bright Smiles. Call our Hillsborough, NC dentist office today at 919-296-0409 or use our online form. Got your orthodontic retainers already? We also offer several cosmetic dentistry treatments that can take your straight smile to the next level.