Retainer Instructions

Retainer Instructions 2017-05-23T09:20:04-07:00
  • Always wear your retainer until your orthodontist instructs otherwise.
  • Remove your retainer and deposit in its case when eating.
  • Thoroughly clean your retainer daily with a toothbrush, toothpaste and warm water. Efferdent® or similar orthodontic appliance cleaners are permissible but they do not replace brushing.
  • Keep your retainer in its case when it isn’t in your mouth
  • Practice speaking, reading or singing to get used to your retainer faster. Retainers are breakable! Treat yours with care and call us if it breaks.
  • Call us with any questions or concerns as they arise.
  • Always bring your retainer to appointments.
  • Retainer replacements are expensive! Use care so yours lasts longer.
  • Remove your retainer when swimming.
  • Keep your retainer away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, washing machines and napkins.