Retainer Instructions

  • To prevent unwanted tooth movement, it's important that you wear your retainers as directed.
  • Take your retainer out when eating and always put it back in its case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunchrooms or restaurants. Pets also love to chew on them!)
  • Clean the retainer thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush and warm water. Efferdent® or orthodontic appliance cleaners can also be used for periodic cleaning.
  • Retainers are breakable, so treat yours with care. If your retainer is lost or broken, call us immediately.
  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, washing machines and napkins.
  • Please call us if you have questions or concerns about your retainer, or if you believe it needs to be adjusted.
  • Retainers generally don't last forever, but with proper care they can last for years!