- 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.
“Would definately recommend! Treated all three of my children with expanders and braces over the past ten years. Well worth it... especially when I see all three of them smiling. Thanks Dr. McGrogan and staff!”~ Gina
“I am ten years old and I was not happy about having to go to our consult appointment. But after being there and meeting the staff, I felt much better. Getting braces doesn't seem so horrible to me anymore!”~ Blake
“Dr. McGrogan and staff are an outstanding group of professionals who give the utmost care and attention to their patients. They have treated my two children like they were their own, explaining every step through their treatment.”~ Shane