Once you complete your orthodontic treatment, wearing a retainer isn’t an option. It’s a necessity. If you’re diligent and ensure your retainer is in your mouth as much as your dentist told you it should be, you’ll be able to keep your beautiful smile for years to come. In the event you forgo your retainer, your teeth will slowly but surely shift back to their original positions. This can be very frustrating, especially if you’ve spent a great deal of time and money straightening your teeth.
When Do You Need a Replacement Retainer?
While retainers are durable, there’s no guarantee they’ll last forever. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ll have to replace your retainer at some point in time. If you notice some cracks in the plastic, it’s in your best interest ro order a replacement. Cracks can increase in size and prevent your retainer from functioning.
You may also want to replace your retainer if it starts to feel loose. Over time, your retainer will probably widen and no longer fit you as tightly as it used to. When this happens, it won’t be able to keep your teeth in place, making a replacement vital.
Additionally, your retainer may lose its shape, especially if you clean it in hot water or throw it in the dishwasher. If you notice your retainer doesn’t fit well, you need a new one so that it can do its job properly. Instead of trying to drive through the pain, it is always our suggestion to contact your dentist or orthodontist as soon as you feel pain when putting the retainer in your mouth.
How to Get a Replacement Retainer
For a replacement retainer, don’t hesitate to contact River Run Dental Spa. We’ll make sure you get one as soon as possible. Don’t wait to reach out as the longer you wait, the more likely your teeth are to move out of place.
Contact River Run Dental Spa
If you have any questions about replacement retainers or would like to schedule an appointment, we encourage you to contact our Richmond, VA dentist’s office today at (804) 419-4211 We look forward to hearing from you!