Does anyone know how to take retainers out?!
Question: I am getting my braces off in January and I need to know how to take the retainers out? I am going to need some extra practice. So if anyone has any information on this please let me know, thanks
Answers: I am getting my braces off in January and I need to know how to take the retainers out? I am going to need some extra practice. So if anyone has any information on this please let me know, thanks
Typically a retainer will just snap in the top or bottom over your teeth. It will be removable by hand or if yours is not too tight you will be able to suck it off with your tongue (if it is on the top). What a momentous occasion to get your braces off. Merry Christmas! :>)
the retainers are going to be metal and all you do is you go to the bask of ur mouth and fined ur moller u bend the metal away from ur tooth and lift up
the dentist should show u how to do it
I have a retainer and you just find the edge (front or back) and gently pull it off your teeth. But I wouldn't practice too much once you get them because that can irritate your mouth (I know it did to mine).
When i had mine i just pulled on the metal bits on both sides, it's not hard at all as long as you don't just pull on one side, it depends where your wires are. My orthodontist showed me how to do it when i got mine.
Good luck =]
oh and don't click it out with your tongue, it can be really bad for your teeth and become a habit, your orthodontist will tell you that.
It depends on what type retainers you have. Metal retainers come out one way. My top one is the clear hard plastic type and it comes out if i pull down on it from both sides, my bottom one is different, a combination of metal and plastic, and I can just pop it out with my tongue. Some people get permanent retainers, and those don't ever come out.
You shouldn't worry about it now, your orthodontist will make sure you know how to properly put your retainers in, and take them out. If you do it wrong you can hurt your gums, or bend or break the retainers, then they won't do their job and keep your teeth from moving. So be sure that they go over it with you until you feel comfortable with it! Retainers are a lot less of an ordeal than braces, you'll love it!