Using a Retainer

Obtaining Straight Teeth

A common way for people to get straight teeth is by having braces. Braces are a device that are used to straight teeth over time. Your Las Vegas orthodontist will be able to slowly apply pressure to the braces which are moving your teeth into their correct position.


Once you have completed treatment with braces, your orthodontist is, most likely, going to give you a retainer to use. A retainer is a devise that is used to keep your teeth in the correct position after you have had your braces removed. At first your orthodontist may have you wear your retainer all the time for a few months, but soon you may be directed to only wear your retainer at night.

Maintaining Your Retainer

When you have a retainer, there are certain things that you should do in order to keep your retainer safe and clean. When you have a retainer, you should take it out while you are eating. When your retainer is not in your mouth, you should always put it in the case.

Make sure that you clean your retainer. You should clean it at least once a day with toothpaste to make sure that it stays clean.  And always keep your retainer in the case when it is not in your mouth.

Keeping Straight Teeth

When you have a retainer, you should do what you can to make sure that it stays safe and clean. If you have any questions or concerns about your retainer, then call us today at 702-835-7979.