Congratulations on Finishing Your Treatment

Preserve Your
Incredible Smile

It’s been a lot of hard work, but you’re finished with your braces or Invisalign care and you have an amazing, healthy smile. We’re so grateful you chose us to unlock it for you. Now let’s talk about what’s next.

Retainer Tips

It’s important to follow these instructions for your orthodontic retainer, but it’s not difficult! Follow these simple guidelines to preserve your amazing smile:

  • Always wear your retainer at home unless otherwise instructed.
    • Remove your retainer for meals, snacks, and cleanings.
    • Also, remove them before swimming or playing contact sports.
  • Always remember to bring your retainer to follow-up office visits.
    • It’s important that we see you with your retainer to ensure it’s fitted properly.
  • Your retainer case should stay with you.
    • Your case is great for keeping your retainers safe, which is important!
    • Replacements can be pricey.
  • Be sure and contact us should you notice any damage to your retainer or if it begins to feel loose or otherwise ill-fitting.
  • It’s important to brush your retainers with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and warm water (not hot) at least once a day.
    • This practice helps eliminate odors and plaque buildup, keeping your new retainers fresh and clean.
  • It may be challenging to speak comfortably while wearing your retainer initially, but with some practice, you'll get used to it quickly.
    • Reading, talking or singing out loud with your retainer in may help you adjust faster.
  • If you accidentally damage or misplace your retainer, please don't hesitate to reach out to us promptly.
    • It doesn’t take too much time without a retainer for teeth to shift!
  • Orthodontic retainers can be fragile.
    • To keep your retainers in great condition, try to avoid exposing them to hot water, hot cars, your pockets, the washing machine, dryers, and napkins.
    • Take good care of them, and they‘ll take great care of your smile.