Proper Care and Cleaning Tips for Your Fixed Retainer

After Kirby Nelson Orthodontics removes your braces you will still need to use a retainer. There will still be some lingering tension left in the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth. Without a retainer this residual tension can slowly start to pull your teeth out of their ideal alignment. If your teeth, particularly your lower teeth, needed a significant amount of... read more »

Caring for your Fixed Retainer

Just like your braces, your fixed retainer represents a serious investment in maintaining your alignment and improving the overall function of your mouth. A fixed retainer is cemented in place behind your teeth. It cannot be removed by anyone other than your orthodontist. Some people find it difficult to clean the spaces in and around the retainer wire. You will... read more »