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Granada Hills Office- (818) 363-7900
Santa Clarita Office- (661) 310-4985
Email Us- info@kimorthodontics.com

Granada Hills Office- 10515 Balboa Blvd., Ste 280, Granada Hills, 91344 | Santa Clarita Office- 18580 Via Princessa Ste. #3, Santa Clarita, 91387

Retainer Instructions

  • 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 lunchrooms or restaurants.)
  • Clean retainers 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 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.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your retainers, or your retainers need adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust them yourself.
  • 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.

 

Brian J. Kim, DDS, MSD, provides quality orthodontics for children, teens, and adults in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Northridge, and Santa Clarita CA (California). Dr. Brian Kim specializes in orthodontics, offering Invisalign® and Damon® System. Contact Brian J. Kim, DDS, MSD, to schedule your orthodontic consultation

     
Granada Hills Office- 10515 Balboa Blvd., Ste 280, Granada Hills, CA 91344 - Santa Clarita Office- 18580 Via Princessa Ste. #3, Santa Clarita, CA 91387