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. Do not use toothpaste or mouthrinse. Use warm but not hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque, and eliminates odors.
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.
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.
San Fernando Orthodontist / Dentist Dr. Eric L. Babayan, DDS and his Mission City Orthodontics staff have been serving the city of San Fernando and its surrounding areas including Sylmar, Pacoima, Mission Hills, Arleta, Granada Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Chatsworth, Panorama City, Sunland, Tujunga, San Fernando, Sun Valley, North Hills, North Hollywood, Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills, Van Nuys, Canoga Park, Winnetka, Reseda, Los Angeles, Burbank, Valley Village, Toluca Lake, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, La Crescenta, Montrose, Glendale, La Canada, Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, Canyon Country, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Castaic and more with Invisalign, Clear Braces, Invisible Braces, Metal Braces and Retainers!