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Why Does My Retainer Smell Bad? 0

why does my brace smell

You went to put your retainer in before bed, but when you opened the case a horrible smell jumped out at you. What in the world happened to your retainer during the day? Can retainers really rot? While it isn’t uncommon for retainers to develop a smell, there is something you can do about it, as well as things you can do to avoid it happening to begin with.

How Long Should I Wear My Retainer? 0

benefits of retainers

Often people ask us how long they need to wear their retainer for after having orthodontic treatment. There are many factors that may influence how long someone needs to wear their retainer, but the best recommendation we can give you is to wear your retainers for as long as you want your teeth to stay straight. 

How long can Teeth Retainers last? 0

Fixed Teeth Retainers | Manchester Orthodontics

Your braces may be history but retainers are forever. If you weren’t aware of this fact, sorry but it is true. If you have had orthodontic treatment you should wear a retainer not just after your braces are removed but for the rest of your life. How long do these retainers last? Well, it depends on what type you decide to go with.

Aftercare Following Brace Treatment 0

Brace Aftercare | Manchester Orthodontics

If you’re here then that probably means you’ve finished your orthodontic treatment. Congratulations! But your journey doesn’t stop here.

Aftercare is so important if you want to ensure your results last for years to come.

We'll be covering oral hygiene, diet and retainers.

What should I do if my retainer breaks? 0

Teeth Retainer | Northenden House Orthodontics

It’s important that you wear either a fixed bonded retainer or removable Essix or Hawley retainer immediately after your braces are removed. This will ensure that your teeth stay in their new straight position. Your teeth will be constantly moving so you’ll need to find a way to prevent a relapse. As you should wear your retainer every day, if you break or lose a retainer you will need to make sure you contact your Orthodontist ASAP to have it repaired or a new appliance made. 

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