Retainers - Suffern, NY

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Retainer Instructions

  • 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.

Dr. Kevin Boyle and our team members are passionate about delivering care that will change your smile and life. Straightening your teeth improves your oral health; it also increases your self-esteem and your confidence. When you know you have an amazing smile, you’re more outgoing and comfortable in social situations; you smile and laugh openly, and you’re happier.

Ramapo Orthodontics combines the latest proven treatment options and technology, with our team’s experience. We understand that your orthodontic needs and concerns are as unique as you; that’s why we’ll review the care options with you, explaining how each works. We want you to be an engaged participant in your treatment, starting with deciding which treatment path is right for your lifestyle.

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