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Retainer Instructions

Now that you have your braces, how do you take care of them? It's important for you to know how to properly take care of your braces throughout your entire orthodontic treatment.

Retainer Instructions Which You Have To Know

Wear your retainers as instructed by our staff

Always bring your retainers to your appointments.

There are many different kids of retainers

Your first retainer check appointment will be approximately 8-10 weeks after the removal of your braces.

When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer case. Pets love to chew on them!

Clean retainers thoroughly once a day by running cool water over them. Brushing retainers removes the plaque, and eliminates odors. Efferdent or other appliance cleaners can be used but do not take the place of brushing.

Initially, you may find it difficult to speak. Practice speaking, reading, or singing out loud to get used to them faster.


Retainers are breakable, so treat them with care. If retainers are lost or broken call us immediately.

If you have any questions or concerns about your retainers, or if your retainers need adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust them yourself.

Retainer replacements are expensive, but with proper care they will last for years!

Do not wear you retainers while eating, drinking, swimming and cleaning your teeth

Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.

Take your retainers to your dentist if you have fillings done so that they can be checked for fit around the new fillings.

There will be a new fee if you let your teeth move and want them straightened again.

Remember, retainers, straight teeth and healthy smiles are for life!

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