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by Balfie
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 10 Years After Braces
Replies: 10
Views: 2621

Re: 10 Years After Braces

Its really good to read this! I've just had my braces taken off, I had thought I would have to wear a retainer for the rest of my life so was pleasantly surprised when my orthodontist said not And now to read your post, maybe ending up wearing the retainer once per week, thats amazing! I hope I am s...
by Balfie
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: a month off of braces and my ortho told me to wear them at night?
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: a month off of braces and my ortho told me to wear them at night?

[quote="Balfie"]Do you mean the retainers? Yes I have been told to wear my retainers every night for a year.[/quote] Sorry, cant see how to edit my post! I have to wear them every night for a year, then can go to alternate nights and gradually lessen how many nights I wear them. Although will have t...
by Balfie
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: a month off of braces and my ortho told me to wear them at night?
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: a month off of braces and my ortho told me to wear them at night?

Do you mean the retainers? Yes I have been told to wear my retainers every night for a year.
by Balfie
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Best way to clean a clear retainer - hints and tips please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: Best way to clean a clear retainer - hints and tips please!

[quote="atrixa"]I've had a lower retainer all through my braces treatment to wear at night, and I find that using retainer brite twice a week then brushing them with water and a soft toothbrush works fine. I was told to never use mouthwash or toothpaste, as that could scratch them.[/quote] Thankyou,...
by Balfie
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Best way to clean a clear retainer - hints and tips please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Best way to clean a clear retainer - hints and tips please!

I had my braces off the day before yesterday :D , and picked up my clear retainers (top and bottom) yesterday evening, so last night was my first night with them in. My dentist has recommended Retainer Brite to clean them, or using soap - does anyone know what kind of soap is best? I wish I'd asked ...