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Retainer Instructions

retainers
  • Wear your retainer at all times, until the doctor instructs otherwise.
  • Take your retainer out when eating, and always put it back in its case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunchrooms or restaurants.)
  • Clean the retainer thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Use warm but not hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque, and eliminates odors. Efferdent® or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used but do not take the place of brushing.
  • When your retainer is not in your mouth, it should ALWAYS be in its 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 it faster.
  • Retainers are breakable, so treat yours with care. If your retainer gets lost or broken, call us immediately.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your retainer, or you believe it needs adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust it yourself.
  • Always bring your retainer to your appointments.
  • Retainer replacements are expensive, but with proper care they will last for years!
  • Remove your retainer when you go swimming.
  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.

Testimonials

I was very excited that when I called to schedule an appointment, we had one within two days of my call. Dr. Johnson and staff were very professional, but explained things to us that made it clear and easier to understand. –Christin
Everyone was really helpful and very kind. Kyleigh was very nervous about her 1st appointment., but once she got there and everyone treated her like a friend, she was excited! –Andrea
Dr. Johnson and Staff are a WONDERFUL group of people. Daylee always feels welcome when she walks in the door! Thank You all for taking her under your wings and soon she will fly with a SMILE from ear to ear with GREAT looking teeth!!! - Kris
LOVE the personalized care and attention my girls receive! My girls actually look forward to their appointments. That's a huge plus! - Crystal
They treat us very good, like friends not just customers, even when we are out in the community. -Jessica