Retainer Instructions

It’s crucial that you maintain your perfect smile by wearing retainers after your braces have been removed. These retainers are worn for at least 2 years after treatment to give you the best long term stability.

In order for your retainers to act effectively, you must:

  • Wear them full time (24 hours everyday) until your Orthodontist tells you
  • Take them out when eating (main meals)
  • Take them out when playing contact sports and when swimming
  • Always store the retainers in their box and don't store them in direct sunlight
  • Clean your retainers regularly, avoiding hot water. You can use Mouth rinse or Sterident to freshen them up
  • Keep them away from dogs
  • Avoid flicking your retainers in and out with your tongue. It will break the retainers, and you will annoy others
  • Lost or broken retainers incur extra cost
  • Wisdom teeth will need to be reviewed before ceasing retainer wear
  • If there are any problems, please contact the office immediately

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