How Long Do I Need to Wear My Retainer?

Retainers are part of the treatment process to straighten crooked teeth. Your dentist may recommend that you wear a retainer at night for one year, or indefinitely after the treatment is complete. This helps to maintain your teeth in their new positions.

Key takeaways:

– Teeth continue to shift so a retainer helps keep teeth straight.

– Some people who stop wearing their retainer at night will require further treatment in the future.

– Keep your retainer by your toothbrush to make it part of your nighttime oral care routine.

To ensure that your teeth remain straight and to maintain your new smile, make sure that you follow your dentist’s advice and continue to wear your retainer.

“…wearing your retainer is the best way to keep your smile straight and prevent the need for future treatment.”

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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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