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Retain Your Retainers in Elk Grove Village, IL

Village Dental
Your trusted dentist in Elk Grove Village since 1991
BY Village DEntal

The number one misconception of every patient who has orthodontic braces treatment is the impression that their journey in straightening and perfecting their teeth is over after the treatment. The truth is, to keep the new teeth from after the procedure, wearing of orthodontic retainers is highly recommended.Village Dental provides orthodontic options to patients which include FastBraces, Clear Correct, and Retainers. We aim to enhance not only the teeth of every patient but also its function.Retainers are customized, removable appliance that has wires to hold the new teeth in place and plastic gums that support the wire. However, some retainers are permanently attached to the back of the teeth, without artificial gums, and are highly invisible. Removable retainers, although preferred by some because it could be worn freely and can easily take in and out of the mouth, others find it bulky and less comfortable. Also, if not given proper cleaning and care, food debris that might be stuck in the retainers might cause bacteria build-up resulting to some oral problems.

How to care for your removable retainers?

  • Your toothpaste and toothbrush are not just for your teeth, but it could also be used in cleaning your retainers. Make sure not to use toothpaste that are abrasive as it might scratch your retainers’ acrylic.
  • Use alcohol-free mouthwash to soak your retainers.
  • You can also use water and baking soda mixture to disinfect your retainers.
  • Avoid using hot water when cleaning since it might warp up your retainers. Use lukewarm water instead.
  • Using a denture brush, brush your retainers with water and mild dish soap for deep cleaning.
  • Don’t also forget to clean your retainers case.

Taking your retainers for granted is a no-no. It is necessary to clean your retainers as much as you are washing your teeth to combat the bacteria which may give your retainers a bad smell and taste. We are always ready to provide you a solution to straighten teeth with Retainers in Elk Grove Village, IL under our Orthodontic Treatments. Book your appointment with us at Village Dental. We are located at 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.

The number one misconception of every patient who has orthodontic braces treatment is the impression that their journey in straightening and perfecting their teeth is over after the treatment.

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