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The-Smile-Suite-Award-Wining-Orthodontics Welcome to our
luxurious specialist, implant & referral centre

To best protect the safety of our colleagues and patients during the current outbreak of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to suspend all but emergency dental care across our dental practices.

That means if you have a routine appointment at a {my}dentist practice in the coming weeks it will unfortunately need to be cancelled and we will contact you to arrange an alternative date.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, such as severe dental pain, please call your local practice who will advise you what to do.

Your safety, and that of our team is our top priority, so please do not attend practices in person for any reason unless you are asked to do so.

Retainers

Once the active period is completed, your braces are removed. The next step is called retention. Retainers are utilised to hold your teeth in their new position until your bone, gums, and muscles adapt to the new teeth positions. You must wear your retainer as instructed, otherwise your teeth may move toward their original positions and the benefit of wearing your braces will be lost. We will determine how long you need to wear your retainer. The time scale varies with each patient; in some cases, permanent retention maybe necessary or advisable. In these instances, thin metal wires are attached to the inside surfaces of the anterior teeth either in addition to or instead of removable retainers.

Retainer tips

The retention period is an important part of your overall treatment and should not be neglected. Remember to wear them in your mouth, not in your pocket. Retainers work when you follow our instructions:

  • Clean after every meal
  • Clean all parts with a brush
  • Handle with care  
  • Retainers are easy to lose; if you take them out remember to place them in your retainer case for safety.
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