West Palm Beach: (561) 693-6936  |  Wellington: (561) 536-5556
West Palm Beach: (561) 693-6936
Wellington: (561) 536-5556

Retainer Instructions

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  • The majority of our full treatment patients will receive clear retainers to be worn at night. In addition, a thin braided wire will most likely be placed on the inside of your bottom teeth for added stability. Phase-One patients will be given retainers with a thin metal wire around the front teeth to be worn after school and at night.
  • Wear your retainers full time, until the doctor instructs otherwise.
  • Take your retainers out when eating… and always put retainers in their case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunch rooms or restaurants.)
  • Clean retainers 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 retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer 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 them faster.
  • 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, or your retainers need adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust them yourself.
  • Always bring your retainers to your appointments.
  • Retainer replacement is expensive… with proper care, they will last for years!
  • Remove retainers when swimming.
  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.
  • At the time of your brace removal, or at your following visit, you will be given the above instructions verbally and in writing.

West Palm Beach
Office Hours

Monday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Clerical Only
Thursday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Emergencies and
Clerical Only
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

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Wellington
Office Hours

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday:
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

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