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Retainer Tips

Helpful Retainer Tips

  • Wear your removable retainer 24 hours a day, including when you sleep. Take it out to eat
    and brush only.
  • If you have a fixed lower retainer, continue to brush and floss like normal. You can push
    super floss at the gum line and thread it through like you did on your braces.
  • Your retainer may taste funny at first. This will go away in a few days. It is only because it is
    new!
  • Your removable retainer may make your teeth sore for a few days. If you have a pressure point
    on the plastic, please contact us to fix it for you.
  • Brush the retainer with your toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Do not use denture cleaner to soak retainers. The cleaner eats away at the solders.
  • Brush with toothpaste only!
  • Always put retainer in the retainer box! NEVER wrap in a tissue or a napkin as it WILL get
    THROWN away!
  • Do not flip the retainer with your tongue. This can damage your teeth and/or break the
    retainer. The wire can get stuck in your cheek and hurt!!
  • Do not leave your retainer in the car in the summertime! The car will get too hot and the
    retainer could warp.
  • Do not swim in the retainer.
  • Do not leave the retainer out with pets around. They smell the saliva and will try to eat it!
  • BRING your retainer with you to each appointment!