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Retainer Instructions

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  • 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.
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"We have found that you explain all options and recommendations thoroughly so that we can make informed decisions on all care… It really makes dealing with orthodontics much less stressful for all of us."- Vicky & Mark M.

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"I love how respectfully Dr. Fowler talks to his patients. He doesn't talk to the parent and simply let the child (patient) overhear... it assures them they are important!"- Karen D.

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"Dr. Fowler and his staff make a great team! Their constant kindness is refreshing! A trip to the doctor has never been more enjoyable! We love Fowler Orthodontics!"- The Fletcher Family

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"Dr. Fowler and his staff are great. Always pleasant to talk to and works with your schedule for appointments."- Tanya H.

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