Retainer Instructions

  • Please wear retainers faithfully, otherwise teeth WILL SHIFT.
  • Remove retainers using the BACK claps NOT the front wire.
  • Brush retainers everyday with SLIGHTLY warm water. You may soak retainers in a denture cleaner (eg. Efferdent) 2 times per week.
  • DO NOT place retainers in hot water or in a warm place.
  • DO NOT WRAP retainers in paper (napkin) or place on lunch tray.
  • Keep retainers away from pets.
  • Keep retainers in retainer case when not in mouth.
  • Call us as soon as possible if you lose or break your retainer.


  • First Year All night (Except for meals & brushing).
  • Second Year Night Only.
  • Third Year (and after) Every other night or at least 2 nights per week.
  • Swallowing and talking may seem awkward at first. For a few days your mouth may be sore, but the more you wear them the sooner you will get used to them. GOOD LUCK!