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Experience Continued Results with our Retainer Promise Program in Salinas

Smilebliss doesn’t just straighten smiles; we help you maintain them for life!  That’s why we offer the innovative Retainer Promise Program to ensure that your perfect smile stays that way.

What is a Retainer Promise Program?

The Retainer Promise Program ensures the long-term success of your orthodontic treatment by providing support for your retainers.

What are the Benefits of a Retainer Promise Program?

  • Our Retainer Promise Program offers you two sets of replacement retainers for up to five years after you’ve completed treatment. Retainers can be expensive, even more so when replacing them with a new set. This program helps lessen the cost.
  • The program also eliminates the hassle and time involved in finding a replacement retainer. Your orthodontist’s office will likely have a new set available quickly, minimizing disruption to your routine.

Smilebliss’ Retainer Promise Program

You get 2 sets of replacement retainers for up to 5 years after you’ve completed treatment. The program also allows you to pay in full or in low monthly payments during your treatment.

The Importance of Retainers

Dental RetainersRetainers are your secret weapon for a lasting smile after braces.

Here’s why they’re essential:

  • Post-Braces Care: Think of retainers as the final puzzle piece. They hold your teeth in their new, perfect positions, preventing them from shifting back to their old ways.
  • Adjustment Period: New things can feel odd at first, and retainers are no exception. Don’t worry; with consistent wear, they’ll become a seamless part of your routine.

How to Take Care of Your Retainer

Just like your teeth, retainers need proper cleaning to prevent bacteria buildup, bad odors, and discoloration.

Here are ways to keep your retainers fresh and hygienic:

  • Rinse it Often: Rinse your retainer with lukewarm water whenever you remove it from your mouth, particularly after meals. This helps remove any food particles or debris that might cling to the surface.
  • Brush Gently: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush (separate from your regular toothbrush) and a mild, unscented dish soap to gently brush your retainer. This removes plaque and bacterial buildup. Avoid harsh toothpaste, as it can scratch the surface of your retainer.
  • Reach the Crevices: For clear plastic retainers, use a cotton swab dipped in soapy water to clean hard-to-reach areas like grooves and ridges.

General Cleaning Tips

  • Always Rinse Well: After using any cleaning solution, thoroughly rinse your retainer with clean water to remove any residue that might irritate your mouth.
  • Never Use Hot Water: Hot water can warp your retainer. Always use lukewarm or cool water for cleaning and rinsing.
  • Handle with Care: Clean your retainer over a sink filled with water to minimize the risk of dropping and damaging it.
  • Store it Properly: When not in use,  keep your retainer in its designated case to protect it from dust and damage.

Additional Considerations

  • Replace When Needed: Retainers can lose their shape or become stained over time.  Consult your dentist if your retainer feels uncomfortable, shows signs of wear, or no longer fits properly.
  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Never clean your retainer with harsh chemicals, bleach, or mouthwash containing alcohol, as these can damage the material.

The Long-Term Benefits of Retainers

Retainers offer more than just maintaining alignment.

Here’s how they benefit your smile:

  • Shifted Teeth? No More! Retainers act as a barrier, preventing your teeth from drifting back to their original positions.
  • Easier Cleaning: Straight teeth are easier to clean thoroughly, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Ready to Maintain Your Beautiful Smile?

If you’re nearing the end of your orthodontic treatment or are already enjoying your perfect smile, the Retainer Promise Program can ensure it stays that way. Contact our Salinas office today to learn more and keep smiling with confidence!

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