Retainer Instructions


  • Wear your retainer at all times, until the doctor instructs otherwise
  • If instructed to wear full-time, please remember to remove your retainer before eating and drinking any beverage (other than water)
  • Clean your retainer well each day with cool or warm water and soap
  • Efferdent® or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used to help keep your retainers clean
  • Pets love retainers! When not in your mouth, secure your retainer in your case
  • Retainers are breakable - if your retainer is broken or lost, call us immediately
  • Remove retainers when swimming
  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car interiors, pockets, washing machines, and napkins
  • Retainer replacements are expensive but with proper care your retainers will last for years!
  • If your retainer feels different or you have any questions, please call us