Wearing Retainers

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Dillards.jpgWhen we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far! Be sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Wear the retainers as recommended - Most are worn just at night.
  • Always brush your retainers when you take them out after wearing all night.
  • Always put your retainers in the case as soon as you take them out. 
  • Never, ever wrap them in a napkin while eating - they will get thrown away!
  • Never put a retainer in your pocket - it will get broken!
  • Never leave your retainers sitting out - dogs and cats like to chew on them or they'll get lost.
  • Never leave your retainer near heat, such as in the sun or in a hot car.
  • Never clean your retainer in the microwave or with hot water.

One set of retainers is included in our fee.  If the retainers are lost or broken, or no longer fit because they haven't been worn, there will be a fee to make a new set.