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Established 1955

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Maintenance

Just like your teeth, retainers require regular maintenance and care. The mouth is home to micro-organisms and plaque as well as leftover food particles, so to ensure that the retainers are hygienically sound, it is necessary to clean them as often as after every meal.

Retainers are either totally made of plastic or constructed of a combination of plastic and metal wires. To prevent them from drying up and cracking while not in use, they are soaked in water or a special solution to keep them wet. There are certain types of retainers that require a particular kind of cleaner; the patient should consult with the orthodontist on what to use.

Retainers that are made of plastic could warp if placed in hot water. Just like dental braces, patients using retainers often must pass dental floss through the small space between the retainer and the teeth.

Patient Reviews

Of the people whose smiles I admire, I have asked 1 common question. "Who was your Orthodontist!" Overwhelmingly the answer has been Dr Lupini. That is inarguably the Greatest testimony for his work and the results that you also will receive!

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Mon-Fri offers alternating 7:30-4:30, or 12-6pm appointments.
Please call our office to verify daily hours. We can be a little flexible to meet your needs.

 

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Established 1955

John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.