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A teeth retainer is a device used to attach teeth to the jawbone, in order to stop them from falling out. It is typically used by people who want to keep their teeth in place for dental work, or by people who want to prevent them from falling out.
Different retainer types
I’ve since learned that my type of retainer is a thermoplastic retainer. I just had what I was given, but I knew there were different types as my friends had retainers with a different type of retainer. I was pleased to try two types of retainer before making a decision. One was a hardshell retainer, which is meant to be used as an all-purpose retriever; the other was a sunitin retainer, which is meant to be used as an animal feeder.
I was pleased to try two types of retainer before making a decision. One was a hardshell retainer, which is meant to be used as an all-purpose retriever; the other was a sunitin retainer, which is meant to be used as an animal feeder. The hardshell retainer was more slimy and wet than the sunitin retainer, and the sunitin retainer was more dry and hard. The hardshell retainer was more slimy and wet than the sunitin retainer, and the sunitin retainer was more dry and hard.
What i want from my retainer
1. It keeps my teeth straight
2. It’s easy to clean
3. It’s comfortable
4. It’s durable
So what are the different types of retainers and how to choose our retainers?
Sometimes knowing and taking the proper care of their retainer can be a tough task due to lack of information. There are three main types of retainers:
These are removable and easy to clean. They are made up of acrylic structures which support your tooth and are held together by wires.
Cleaning Process: The experts recommend cleaning them as soon as you take them out of your mouth and you must brush them thoroughly after every meal. For a deeper cleaning, it is advised to mix water with mild dish soap and brush away all the debris.
Clear Plastic Retainers
These are almost invisible retainers that can be placed over your teeth. The main advantage of these types of retainers is they make you comfortable smiling as they retain their original structure. Additionally, these retainers can also help prevent any plaque from building up on your teeth, which can lead to bad breath and a number of other problems.
This type of retainer is non-removable and is generally fixed to your lower front teeth. These retainers are not visible to anyone and are very durable at the same time. They do come with a downside since they also require some extra care.
The experts recommend flossing them every day as they always remain attached to the teeth. It is advised to use a 6-inch piece of floss to clean your lower two teeth every day in order to ensure the proper functioning of these retainers. Repeat the process to clean every tooth that is attached to the retainer in order to ensure proper functioning of the retainer. Make sure to visit your orthodontist if your child has lost their retainer, it breaks, or causes your child any pain.
The do’s and don’ts of wearing a retainer
You should always follow your dentist’s directions for wearing a retainer to ensure the investment you put into having a straight smile lasts for years to come. Adhering to the do’s and don’ts of wearing a retainer is vital to keeping your teeth straight and your retainer in good condition.
There are many tips for what to do when it comes to your retainer, and keeping them in mind will ensure you don’t have to pay to repair or replace a broken device. Use this guide to learn how to take care of retainers, including cleaning them, eating with them and wearing them.
What Can You Not Eat With a Retainer?
You should always remove your retainer or clear aligner from your mouth before eating any food. Removing your retainer for meals and snacks will help prevent it from being damaged or stained. You shouldn’t eat overly hard, chewy or sticky foods with a permanent retainer because they can damage the wires and other parts, leading to costly repairs and more dental work.
If you have a permanent retainer that you’re unable to remove when you eat, some specific foods to avoid with retainers include:
● Chewing gum
● Sticky candies like caramel, taffy and toffee
● Hard candy
● Tough, chewy foods like beef jerky
Avoid eating these foods and those like them to preserve your permanent retainer for as long as possible. You shouldn’t eat any foods that apply significant pressure to the area where the orthodontist has bonded your permanent retainer. You may eat some harder foods if you can chew with the teeth that don’t have the retainer on them. On the other hand, it’s best to be safe and only stick with soft, easy-to-chew foods.
Even though you can’t eat with a retainer, removable retainers and clear aligners offer the advantage of coming out during meals. You can eat any food you’d like as long as you first remove your device.
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