It can be a very happy occasion to get your braces removed although it is important to keep in mind that there is still more to complete in your orthodontic journey. The retention phase is equally important to your overall treatment and retainers are a major part of this phase. If you want your beautiful smile to last, you need to make sure you continue to wear your retainers.
Here are some tips on remembering your retainers….
Wear Your Retainers Regularly
You may not want to wear your retainers after getting rid of your braces. This is a common feeling among many patients. However, it is vital to your orthodontic treatment process to wear your retainers as instructed by your orthodontist. The best way to not forget your retainers is to make sure youâ€™re wearing them!
Utilize Alarms & Notifications
Today is the age of modern technology! That means we have smartphones that can help us in everyday life! One of the greatest capabilities of our phones is the ability to set digital alarms and notifications to remind us to do things. This is a great way to remind yourself to wear your retainers. Keeping a daily alarm or reminder based on your eating and sleeping habits can be utilized to remind you to remove or put on your retainers. If your phone doesnâ€™t have alarms, no need to worry, traditional alarm clocks or computer notifications can work just as well!
Remember Your Retainer Case
When you receive your retainers, youâ€™ll also be provided with a sturdy, reliable case to place your retainers in while youâ€™re not wearing them. Making a regular habit of putting your retainers in the case instead of on a table or in a napkin can save you much hassle.