Removable Retainer Instructions
Wear your retainers full time unless the doctor instructs
Take your retainers out when eating, and always put retainers in
their case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunchrooms or
Remove retainers when swimming.
Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets,
the washing machine, and napkins.
Do not boil or microwave retainers!
Clean retainers thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush and
toothpaste. Use warm but not hot water. Brushing retainers removes
the plaque and eliminates odors. Efferdent and other denture
cleaners may discolor your retainer so do not use this type of
product. Instead, try to find Retainer Brite. It can be purchased
online and will not stain or discolor your retainer.
When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a
retainer case. Pets love to chew on them!
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 your
retainers need adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust them
Always bring your retainers to your appointments.
Retainer replacement is expensive; with proper care they will last
If for any reason retainers cannot be worn, call for an appointment
immediately. Don't adjust or tamper with the retainer. Anytime the
retainer is out of your mouth, it is to be kept in the retainer
case we provided. Your continued cooperation in this last phase of
orthodontic treatment is very important.