RETAINER INSTRUCTIONS
  • Wear your retainer at all times, until the doctor instructs otherwise.

  • 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!

  • Initially, you may find it difficult to speak. Practice speaking, reading, or singing out loud to get used to it faster.

  • 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!

  • Remove your retainer when you go swimming.

  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.

WESTMINSTER
WOODSTOCK
ELDERSBURG
HAMPSTEAD
TANEYTOWN
MOUNT AIRY

207 Washington Heights

Westminster, MD 21157

 410-848-6700 

10775 Birmingham Way Ste 2

Woodstock, MD 21163

 410-480-1083 

770 Old Liberty Road

Eldersburg, MD 21784

 410-795-5690 

2113 Hanover Pike

Hampstead, MD 21074

 410-239-6656 

518 East Baltimore Street

Taneytown, MD 21787

 410-848-4300 

701 North Main Street

Mount Airy, MD 21771

 301-829-1660

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