Removable Appliances

Removable Appliances



  • Hawley
  • Spring Jet
  • Bite Plate
  • Essix
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Thumb Sucking

Patient Information on TAKING CARE OF YOUR RETAINER!

When the retainer is not in your mouth it should ALWAYS be in the plastic container provided.  This will protect it from being lost.  Never keep your retainer in your pocket or a wrapped tissue, you will break or lose it.

  1. Your retainer is sensitive to extreme temperatures.  Never leave it in a hot car or a cold car and don’t boil it to disinfect it.
  2. Keep your retainer out of reach from dogs and cats – they love to eat them.
  3. Brush your retainer when you brush your teeth (which should be after every meal).  Using your regular toothbrush and toothpaste just dip your toothbrush in mouthwash and brush your retainer.  Failure to brush your retainer will result in a nasty build up and odour.  Ultra-sonic cleaners are useful in cleaning your appliance.

The responsibility for keeping your teeth in position now rests completely with you.  Not wearing your retainer will allow your teeth to move.


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