Retainer Instructions


  • Wear your retainer at all times except when the doctor specifically instructs you to remove it
  • Removable retainers should be taken out whenever the patient is eating
  • Whenever the retainer is not being worn, it needs to be inside its case—this helps prevent loss and keeps it more sanitary
  • Clean the retainer carefully once a day using toothpaste and a toothbrush with warm water
  • Practice speaking with your retainer in until you find it natural
  • Be gentle with your retainer as it is breakable
  • Never attempt to adjust you retainer
  • Always bring it to appointments
  • Remove your retainer when swimming
  • Keep your retainer away from heat sources

If you have any concerns about your retainer, contact us.