Retainer Instructions


  • Wear your retainers or your teeth WILL shift.
  • Wear your retainer 12 hours a day for the first six months and sleep time after that.
  • Your teeth can move through out your life.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.

How to order new removable retainers

  • If you have your models and they are in good condition no appointment is needed. You can bring your models in and we can make them same day or you can pick them up at a later date. Retainers are $85 each.  Our office is open Monday - Thursday.
  • If your models are lost or broken we can order retainers digitally. It takes 7-10 business days to receive. It costs $300 and includes 2 sets of retainers.
  • If your retainers are not fitting and you want new impressions and new removable retainers, it is $140 each. This will not straighten your teeth; it will just hold things as is so they do not become worse. You will need to call for an appointment for this.
  • If you want retreatment options, you need to call and schedule an appointment. There is a cost for retreatment.
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