Congratulations! You’ve gotten your braces off! The next phase of treatment is just as important so your new beautiful smile will last a lifetime! Be sure to follow the instructions provided by Dr. Reed and staff.
It will take a few days to acclimate to talking with retainers. To get used to them quicker, practice reading, speaking, or singing out loud.
Wear your retainer full time, unless otherwise instructed.
Retainers are very fragile so treat them with special care. Contact us immediately if you break or lose your retainer.
Do not try to adjust retainers yourself.
Store your retainers in your while eating. (Retainers are most often lost in restaurants or school lunchrooms.)
Use a toothbrush and toothpaste to thoroughly clean your retainers at least once a day.
Keep retainers away from hot surfaces or temperatures like hot water, dashboards, or direct sunlight.
Do not wear retainer while swimming or any other outdoor sports. (Football basketball, cheerleading….etc)
Pets love to chew on retainers so ALWAYS use your retainer case to store your retainer when it is not in your mouth.
Be sure to bring your retainers with you to your appointments.
It is expensive to replace retainers. They can last for years if you care for them properly.
Contact us immediately if you have any questions or concerns about your retainers.