A retainer is the best insurance policy you have for keeping your straightened teeth in alignment. After spending all that money on braces in Brooklyn, you don’t need to mess up the results because of a cracked or broken retainer. Instead, rely on the team at your Brooklyn dental spa to take care of your needs, even if you need same-day emergency services.
Taking care of your retainer is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your dazzling smile. Without your retainer, all of the time you spent in braces may be as good as wasted, since your teeth want to return to their previous position until they’ve been set. The entire point of wearing a retainer is to maintain all the fabulous teeth straightening results you achieved with your orthodontic treatments.
But broken retainers are nothing to lose sleep about, especially when you go to Envy Smile Dental Spa in Brooklyn. They offer emergency dental care
for all kinds of problems. Removable retainers are typically a quick fix. Repairing a fixed or lingual retainer is slightly more involved because the retainer may have to be removed first. But there’s no better place than the premier dental spa in Brooklyn for your top-rated cosmetic dentist to attend to your dental needs.
Signs of Trouble
If you notice damage to a removable retainer, simply take it out to examine it. With a fixed retainer, it can be a little more difficult to even realize something is wrong. Stay current with all of your scheduled dental visits — that’s the best way to stay on top of the situation. Seeing your dentist at regular intervals also helps you prevent some problems before they ever arise.
With a fixed retainer, preventative measures are your best option. Daily wear and tear, hard foods or trauma can cause wires to break or your teeth to detach from the retainer. In some cases, the damage may not even be noticeable until your teeth begin to move out of proper alignment.
Handle with Care
If your retainer is fixed or bonded, the appliance has to be removed before it can be repaired. Once removed, your cosmetic dentist or orthodontist can determine if it’s able to be repaired or if you just need a replacement retainer.
To remove your retainer, your cosmetic dentist has to use a drill to chip away the dental cement that bonds the retainer to your teeth. The retainer is then eased away from your teeth. In the comfort of your Brooklyn dental spa, the surfaces of your teeth are then cleaned and polished.
Taking proper care of your retainer keeps it in one functional piece. Brushing your retainer prevents bacteria build-up and plaque. Using non-abrasive toothpaste prevents scratching, which can harm the plastic. Soaking your retainer overnight at least once a week keeps it clean and helps it stay in better shape. However, never forget to wash it off before you put it back into your mouth.
And be sure to store your retainer in a case that’s orthodontist-approved. A sturdy case is an insurance policy against the everyday accidents. This way, if you accidently drop or mishandle your retainer, it’s still safe in its case. Since there are several different types of retainers available, check with your dental team to be sure there aren’t any additional or specific care instructions.
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