Night time for a Lifetime!


  • Wear your retainer full time (24/7) except for eating and brushing for 1 month following braces removal, then Nighttime Only
  • Take your retainer out when eating and always put it back in its case! (Most retainers are lost in school lunchrooms or restaurants.) 
  • Store your 3D printed retainer model in a safe place like a medicine cabinet. Additional retainers can be made off your 3D printed model if/when needed.
  • Clean the retainer thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush. Use warm but not hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque and eliminates odors. Once a week place it in hydrogen peroxide for 10-15 mintues followed by brushing with a toothbrush.
  • When your retainer is not in your mouth, it should ALWAYS be in its case. Pets love to chew on them! Think "If it's not in your face, it's in your case"
  • 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 necessary 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, and pets.
  • Remember, your retainer is like tires on a car and will need to eventually be replaced to work properly.