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Embarking on a Six Month Smiles treatment can be an exciting step towards achieving a straighter smile. And it’s important to be mindful of your dietary choices during the treatment period. Here are some tips on how to eat and drink while undergoing the Six Month Smiles treatment, ensuring the best possible outcome

Understanding the Purpose of the Retainer

The retainer plays a crucial role in preventing your teeth from shifting back to their original positions. During the Six Month Smiles treatment, your teeth have been gently guided into their new alignment. However, the bone and soft tissues surrounding your teeth need time to stabilise and adapt to this new position. Wearing a retainer helps maintain the achieved results and ensures that your smile remains straight and beautiful.

Types of Retainers and How They Work

There are two main types of retainers commonly used after completing the Six Month Smiles treatment:

  • Removable Retainers: These are removable appliances that you can take out when eating, brushing your teeth, or for special occasions. Removable retainers are typically made of clear plastic or acrylic material, making them discreet and comfortable to wear. When wearing a removable retainer, you will be instructed to wear it for a specific duration each day, typically around 12-22 hours. This allows the retainer to exert consistent pressure on your teeth and keeps them in place. Our dentist will provide detailed instructions on when and how to wear your retainer.
    Six Month Smiles - Removable Aligners
  • Fixed Retainers: Fixed retainers, also known as bonded or permanent retainers, are thin wires that are bonded to the back surfaces of your teeth. They are usually placed behind the front lower teeth. Fixed retainers provide continuous support and are not removable. They are designed to be permanent and are bonded to the back of your teeth using dental adhesive. They provide continuous support without the need for daily removal. Our dentist will monitor and maintain the fixed retainer periodically to ensure its effectiveness.
    Six Month Smiles - Fixed Aligners

Our dentist will recommend the most suitable type of retainer based on your specific needs and the alignment achieved during the Six Month Smiles treatment.

Caring for Your Retainer

To ensure the retainer remains clean and effective, it is essential to follow proper care instructions:

  1. Removable Retainers:
    • Remove the retainer before eating or drinking anything except plain water.
    • Clean the retainer daily using a soft toothbrush and mild soap or retainer cleaner.
    • Store the retainer in its case when not in use to protect it from damage.
  2. Fixed Retainers:
    • Brush your teeth carefully, paying special attention to the areas around the wire.
    • Use floss threaders or interdental brushes to clean between the teeth and around the retainer wire.
    • Visit us regularly for professional cleanings and maintenance.

Following these care instructions will help prolong the lifespan of your retainer and ensure it continues to effectively preserve your smile.

Retainer Wear Guidelines

Our dentist will provide specific guidelines for wearing your retainer after the Six Month Smiles treatment. Generally, the initial phase of retainer wear is more intensive, requiring full-time wear. Over time, as the teeth stabilize, the wear time may be reduced gradually. However, it is essential to continue wearing the retainer as recommended by our dentist to maintain the results achieved through the treatment.

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Why Choose Eilertsen Dental Care for Your Six Month Smiles Treatment

Eilertsen Dental Care has emerged as a leading provider of Six Month Smiles in Inverness. Our clinic is committed to offering personalised and high-quality dental care to its patients. Our experienced team at Eilertsen Dental Care understands the unique needs of each patient and offers customised treatment plans to ensure optimal results. They are trained in the Six Month Smiles technique and have successfully transformed numerous smiles in Inverness.

Choosing Eilertsen Dental Care for your Six Month Smiles treatment means choosing a dedicated, experienced, and patient-focused team that is committed to helping you achieve your dream smile.

What People Are Saying About Us

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Shirley WilliamsonShirley Williamson
17:10 05 May 23
Excellent serviceFrom the reception, nurses, Hygienist, and of course Dr Eilertsen, the whole team put me at ease making my experience a pleasure.I would highly recommend Eilertsen Dental Care if you’re looking for the best look no further.
Martin BullardMartin Bullard
09:36 17 Feb 23
Dental care is of the highest quality at Eilertsen. Even the longer procedures have been expertly handled, pain free and with excellent after care. I recommend this practice to anyone in the Inverness area who seeks the best that dentistry can offer.
Alasdair MackenzieAlasdair Mackenzie
09:24 17 Feb 23
Great dentist and hygienist, however the waiting room had no wifi (and no signal) which meant I couldn’t work when waiting. When I asked if there was wifi, I was just told ‘no’ by the receptionist. I was going to add a suggestion to the box, but there was no pen.
Debbie TDebbie T
15:24 14 Nov 22
So glad I found Eilertsen Dental Care! Great peace of mind belonging to their scheme, knowing my teeth will be so well looked after. Very professional and friendly—the staff really put you at ease. Never had such good dental care and thoroughly recommend.
Duncan MackayDuncan Mackay
08:20 07 Sep 22
I have attended this practice for many years and I never fail to be impressed by the quality of the work carried out by both the dentists and the dental hygienists. Procedures are explained clearly and in such a friendly manner. And most importantly despite having some major work carried out on a few occasions I did not feel any pain during, or after, the treatment. I would also like to pont out that the reception staff are so efficient, friendly and most helpful. This is an outstanding dental practice.
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