Now that your braces are off–smile and do these few things to maintain your smile for life.
Wear your retainers
as directed for as long as you want to keep your teeth straight.
Initially, you may
find it difficult to speak with your retainers in. Practice
speaking, reading or singing aloud to get used to them faster.
Always bring your
retainers to your appointments.
Daily clean retainers with toothbrush and Dawn® dish-soap or other anti-bacterial soap. It's okay to use warm but NO HOT water. Thoroughly rinse with water or mouthwash afterwards. This will remove tartar buildup and help eliminate odors.
Soak retainers weekly in Retainer Brite®, Efferdent® or mixture of 2 ounces distilled white vinegar and 6 ounces of water, but this DOES NOT take the place of brushing.
Retainers should ALWAYS be stored in their case and placed out of pets' reach. Pets love to chew on them!
Keep retainers away from hot water, car dashboards, pockets, washing machines, and napkins.
when swimming and playing sports.
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your retainers OR if you feel they need adjusting. Please DO NOT try to modify them yourself.
Amazing smiles must be maintained. Teeth have a tendency to move from ideal position. Good retainer habits will keep you smiling for life.
– Dr. Shawn Pesh
Great smile. Great lifestyle. Great benefits for you.
With crooked teeth increased dental plaque buildup is common. Bacterial proliferation between teeth increases potential for gum disease and can lead to heart problems. Straight teeth eases hygiene and can improve your health.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice when meeting you. A smile is a big part of making a first impression. A smiling face tells people that you’re positive, outgoing and worth getting to know.
Emotions are contagious. When you smile your brain releases endorphins and serotonin which improves mood and relieves stress. Smiling makes you feel better inside and appear more attractive to others.
"I am so impressed with this entire office! I had braces when I was younger, about 10 years ago and was looking into having a new retainer made because my retainer was looking a little rough. After having a consult at a different ortho office I was discouraged after they offered numerous aggressive and expensive treatments.Dr. Pesh saved the day! He really took the time to listen to what I was looking for and inspected my mouth and retainer thoroughly . He offered to clean my retainer and made a minor adjustment! It turns out I didn't even need to buy a new retainer yet, he cleaned it for me!Now the best part of all of this is that my front teeth have always bothered me, they had a strange shape to them at the bottom, Dr. Pesh was able to slightly file the bottom of my front teeth and completely change my smile. I cant even begin to express what a huge difference this made. I was in and out of his office in less than an hour and he was able to work wonders! I'm still amazed that such a small adjustment made such an incredible difference in my smile. Thank you so much Dr. Pesh and staff! I will be sure to tell all of my friends and family to come see you!"
"From the minute you meet with Dr. Pesh you realize he cares. And when it comes to your smile, he cares about it even more than you do! Dr. Pesh and the Smile951 staff are serious about improving your life-by giving you an amazing smile. Their attention to detail was impressive. I was super fortunate to have Dr. Pesh treat myself and my daughter!"
"Dr. Pesh and his staff are amazing! Reliable, honest and treat you like family!"
"Smile951 is such an amazing team. Although I'm excited that I am done with my treatment I am also sad that I will no longer be able to see everyone. This team will stop at nothing to provide excellent treatment. I will definitely recommend them to anyone who needs any type of orthodontist treatment! You've been good to me Smile951 ❤️️"
"Smile951 has been my family orthodontist for six plus years. Both my boys have beautiful teeth thanks to Dr. Pesh and his team. I have referred many of my friends & family to Smile951 and honestly I wouldn't go anywhere else. Dr. Pesh and his team are always courteous and professional to my boys and I. Seeing as many patients as he does he still makes us feel like we are his only one each time he sits down with us. Thank you for being our family orthodontist."