Retainers

Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics

Mandana Mozayeni, DDS, MSD

Orthodontist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Chardon, OH & Cuyahoga Falls, OH

After achieving a stunning new smile, retainers are the most effective way to keep it that way for the rest of your life. At Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics in Chardon and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, skilled orthodontist Mandana Mozayeni, DDS, MSD, and her talented team offer custom-made, clear retainers that can protect your smile while showing it off. For braces, Invisalign®, same-day retainers, and more call the office nearest you or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment today.

Retainers Q & A

What is a retainer?

A retainer is an orthodontic device that maintains teeth alignment after braces or Invisalign® treatment. Most retainers at Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics are removable clear ones, although some orthodontic patients may need fixed retainers in rare situations. 

You’ll typically get two retainers, one for each of your tooth arches. Retainers are one of the most essential aspects of orthodontic treatment, so wearing your retainer consistently is very important.

When do I get my retainers?

Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics offers same-day retainers, so you’ll usually take your new retainers home with you when you get your braces removed. 

How long do I need to wear my retainers every day?

Usually, you’ll wear your retainers all the time in the beginning. The Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics team gives you a specific retainer wear schedule to keep your teeth straight. 

Over time, you can most likely wear your retainers for less time, such as only when you’re sleeping. But, it’s important to stick to the schedule until your orthodontic care team lets you know that it’s safe to decrease retainer wear. 

How do I take care of my retainers?

The Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics team recommends some simple retainer care tips:

Retainer cleaning

Clean your retainer daily. Gentle brushing with a toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste works well. You can also use a denture cleaner approved by your orthodontic team if desired. Never expose your retainer to hot or boiling water, and don’t run it through the dishwasher.

Retainer storage

When you take your retainer out for meals, oral hygiene, or any other reason, place it in its container immediately. Wrapping your retainer in a napkin or dropping it in your pocket or purse is a sure way to lose or break it. 

Retainer adjustments

Don’t neglect your regular checkups at Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics while wearing retainers. Your orthodontic care team needs to evaluate your teeth periodically to make sure the retainers are working correctly. Bring your retainers along to your appointments, as the team may need to make some adjustments for a perfect fit.

The Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics team is ready to design your new smile, from braces and Invisalign to retainers. Call the office nearest you or use the online booking tool to request a consultation today.