Once you have completed the orthodontic treatment of braces, you will have to wear a retainer to keep your teeth straight forever. Forgetting to wear your retainer at night once in awhile is not something to worry about, however, if you are not wearing your retainer for consecutive weeks or months, it may result in serious dental issues. If you are not wearing your retainer, your teeth could shift back to the original position prior to your orthodontic treatment. Beauty Smile Orthodontics wants you to keep your straight smile by wearing your retainer.
Here are a few tips for you to remember to wear your retainer at night:
Make a note: If you are having a hard time to put in your retainer at night, then making a visible note in your room, such as on your nightstand, to put your retainer in may help.
Ask for help: If you are still living with your parents, you can ask them to remind you or to check to see if you are wearing it. This will become a regular routine overtime until you won’t need any reminders.
Set an alarm: Setting a daily alarm on your phone or other device is the easiest way to remember to wear your retainer. If you have your phone with you, then you will remember to wear your retainer.
Clean your retainer daily: Having a set schedule to clean your retainer daily will help you remember to wear it at night. Once you clean your retainer, just put it in and you are done for the night.
Understand what will happen if you don’t wear your retainer: Generally, if orthodontic patients know the consequences that come with not wearing their retainer, they will remember to wear it at night. Those who do not wear their retainer will have to start the whole orthodontic process over again which will cost even more money and time.
For more information or any questions on how to remember to wear your retainer at night, contact Beauty Smile Orthodontics today.