How Not to Forget Your Retainers

How Not to Forget Your Retainers
Posted on 10/22/2019

How Not to Forget Your RetainersFinishing your orthodontic treatment and having your braces removed can be an extremely joyous occasion; however, that doesn’t mean you’re completely done with 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. While you are wearing your retainers full time (24/7), it's quite easy to forget them when you’ve taken them off. Here are some great tips from Dr. Maryam Mojdehi-Barnes in Allen, TX on how not to forget 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 you’re wearing them! If you’re unsure when the appropriate time to remove them is, contact Dr. Mojdehi-Barnes or her knowledgeable staff who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Utilize Alarms & Notifications

We are lucky to live in the age of modern technology, and with that, comes smartphones. 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 doesn’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 from Dr. Mojdehi-Barnes, you’ll also be provided with a sturdy, reliable case to place your retainers in while you’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. In addition, it is highly recommended to keep your name and phone number on the retainer case. This way if you do forget them somewhere, they can be easily returned to you!

Contact Allen Orthodontist Today

We hope these tips will help you not forget to wear your retainers. Just remember: wear them as instructed, set alarms for yourself, and keep your retainers in the case when not in use. Following these steps will make managing your retention phase a breeze! If you’re looking to learn more about orthodontic treatment plans or schedule a free consultation, contact Allen Orthodontist in Allen, Texas today! You can call, email, or use our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!