West Islip
(631) 661-3025
Massapequa
(516) 798-6786

Retainer Instructions

retainers

  • 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 dial soap and cold water. Use warm but not hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque, and eliminates odors. Retainerbrite® or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used but do not take the place of brushing. *Must say safe for orthodontic appliances.
  • 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.

Patients Love Us, Parents Trust Us!

"I cannot express enough the positive experience I had with the entire Vitagliano Orthodontics staff. From clerical to reception… to orthodontists and even bookkeeping, everyone was professional, knowledgeable, & courteous - but above all, they treated me like family." ~ E.S.

"Vitagliano Orthodontics is a fantastic place!!!! The staff is warm and friendly, and the doctor is great. We couldn’t have picked a better orthodontist." ~ C.K.

"I love the entire staff. They are always so friendly and nice. They make you feel like they care about you. They answered all my questions, whether they were silly or not. My experience has been great." ~ M.T.

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