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Lancaster, CA (661) 949-2290
Tehachapi, CA (661) 822-6819

Retainer Instructions

  • Follow the doctor’s instructions regarding continuous retainer use, except during meals.
  • To prevent misplacement, especially in public areas like schools and eateries, always place it in its case when not in use.
  • Daily cleaning of your retainer is essential. Use a toothbrush with toothpaste or soap and lukewarm water.
  • While cleaners like Efferdent® aid in hygiene, they should complement, not replace, brushing.
  • Proper cleaning is key to avoiding plaque accumulation and odor.
  • Retainers are prone to damage; keep them in their case when not worn to avoid loss or pet damage.
  • To become accustomed to the retainer, practice speaking or reading aloud.
  • In case of loss or breakage, contact our office immediately.
  • Avoid self-adjustments; reach out to us for any fitting issues or queries.
  • Remember to bring your retainer to all orthodontic appointments.
  • While replacements can be expensive, they last long with appropriate care.
  • Take out your retainer before swimming.
  • Protect it from high temperatures and potential hazards like washing machines and clothing pockets.