Retainer Instructions

It’s time to maintain your smile! Retainers are incredibly important in order to maintain the results of your orthodontic treatment. Just like an athlete has to keep training in order to maintain their fitness level, you must wear your retainer in order to maintain that gorgeous smile. It is recommended that you continue to wear your retainers for life!

Retainer Instructions:
  • When you first get your braces off it is important to get 12 hours of retainer wear everyday unless otherwise instructed by Dr. Milnor. After a couple of years most individuals can decrease the wear of their retainers to 3-5 times a week to maintain their result.
  • Take your retainers out when eating…and always put retainers in their case!
  • When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer case. Pets love to chew on them so keep them safe!
  • Retainers are breakable, so treat them with care. If retainers are lost or broken call us immediately.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your retainers, call us. Do not try to adjust them yourself.
  • Always bring your retainers to your appointments.
  • Retainer replacement is expensive however with proper care retainers will last for years!
  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.

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A HUGE benefit of orthodontics is the gift of a beautiful smile. A beautiful smile increases your self confidence. Having confidence at any age leads to more opportunity, and this is why we LOVE doing what we do.