RETAINER INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wear your retainer at all times, until your orthodontist instructs you otherwise.

  • Initially, you may experience some slight difficulty speaking for a short time until your tongue gets used to your new retainer.

  • Remove your retainer when you’re eating or drinking hot beverages and always put it in the case!

  • If you remove your retainer, always put it in the case!  Pets love to chew on appliances.

  • Remove your retainer when you’re swimming.

  • Clean your retainer every morning and night with only a toothbrush and warm water.  DO NOT use toothpaste.  Toothpaste may scratch the retainer

  • Do not try to adjust your retainer yourself.

  • Always bring your retainer to your appointments.

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

  • Retainers are breakable, so treat yours with care. If your retainer gets lost or broken, call us immediately as your teeth can move quickly!

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

  • If your retainer breaks or is lost, call us immediately as your teeth can move quickly!