Retainer Instructions

Has your orthodontist at Durrett Orthodontics in Tampa, FL gave you an orthodontic retainer to wear? No doubt they went through proper care instructions and how you should use it in regards to your unique smile. For more information on retainer instructions, we encourage you to continue reading on.

Retainer Instructions
  • It is important to wear your retainer as your orthodontist instructs. This typically means wearing it most of the day. Make it a habit right away in order to never forget your retainer, especially when you take it out for meals and snacks. Try to always leave it in its case if it is not in your mouth.
  • Proper cleaning of your retainer is essential in protecting your smile and removing plaque and bacteria. At least once a day, use toothpaste and a toothbrush to thoroughly clean your retainer with room temperature water. Your retainer is not invincible. Be gentle with it and contact your orthodontist if it becomes lost or damaged.
  • Practice speaking and singing in order to get more comfortable with your retainer. It may take time, but with much practice, you will soon turn into a pro!
  • Don’t be afraid to call us if your retainer feels loose or needs adjusting. It is safer and more effective if we adjust it for you. Remember to always bring your retainer to your appointments.

Retainers are not always a cheap appliance, so treat yours with care to avoid further costs. Contact Durrett Orthodontics for more information on retainer instruction that benefits your unique smile.

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