Easton Orthodontic Associates

Board Certified Specialists // Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Brian P. Loftus DMD, MSD 3311 Nazareth Road, Easton, PA 18045 610-252-5224

Retainer Instructions

retainers

  • Wear your retainers full time, until the doctor instructs otherwise.
  • Take your retainers out when eating, and always put retainers in their case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunch rooms or restaurants.)
  • Keep your retainers clean, by soaking them in a special cleaner that we recommend, or by using liquid soap, warm water, and a Q-tip. This will remove the plaque and eliminate odors.
  • When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer case. Pets love to chew on them!
  • Initially, you may find it difficult to speak. Practice speaking, reading, or singing out loud to get used to them faster.
  • Retainers are breakable, so treat them with care. If retainers are lost or broken call us immediately.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your retainers, or if your retainers need adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust them yourself.
  • Always bring your retainers to your appointments.
  • Retainer replacements are expensive, but with proper care they will last for years!
  • Remove retainers when swimming.
  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.

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