It is important that your retainers are seated completely. They should not be allowed to change around. Do not leave your retainers in a hot car or put them in the dishwasher. If you are using a carabiner clip, make sure the clip is securely fastened to the rope.
If it is not secure, you will not be able to use it to secure your rope to your harness. The best way to do this is to tie a knot at the end of your clip. This will prevent the knot from unraveling when you try to fasten it.
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What happens if you eat with your retainer on?
Eating and drinking while wearing your retainer increases the risk that sugars, bacteria, and food particles will become trapped within the retainer. Your risk of dental plaque, cavities, and even dental caries increases when this occurs. If you are not sure whether you should wear your mouth guard, talk to your dentist or dental hygienist.
What kind of foods can you eat with a retainer?
It’s best to be safe and stick with soft, easy-to-chew foods. Even though you can’t eat with a retainer, it’s still possible to come out during meals. As long as you remove the food from the retainer, you can eat any food you want. If you’re not sure what foods are safe to eat, check with your doctor.
What can I drink with clear retainers?
If you drink coffee, tea, pop, dark juices or anything that is not a clear liquid, the retainers can become discolored. Water is the beverage of choice while wearing the clear bag.
Is it OK to skip retainer for one night?
It is unlikely that missing a night with a retainer will cause significant teeth movement. If it has happened frequently, you should call our Sparta or Livingston, NJ office to make sure your teeth aren’t damaged.
Should I brush my retainer with toothpaste?
NOT use toothpaste or anything abrasive; it will scratch your retainer, causing bacteria to build up and make it look cloudy. Don’t run your retainer through the dishwasher or soak it in hot water because it can cause it to crack. : It is best to use a soft, non-abrasive toothbrush to clean your teeth.
If you are using a brush with a bristled bristle, you will need to remove the bristles before you can use the brush. You can do this with your fingers, but it is much easier if you use your mouth to do it. Be sure to rinse your brush thoroughly after each use, as this will help prevent bacteria from building up in your toothbrushes.
Should I bite down on my retainer?
Use your fingertips to apply pressure to the top of your back teeth until you feel the retainer snap into place. It’s tempting to bite your retainer into position, but try not to. Biting down on the retainer can cause damage and lessen the effectiveness of the treatment. If you’re having trouble with your teeth, talk to your dentist or dental hygienist.