Retainer Instructions

  • Wear your retainer all day and night, until Dr. Marks instructs otherwise.
  • When your retainer is not in your face it should be in the case! (Too many times people wrap them in a tissue and throw them away.)
  • Clean the retainer thoroughly with a toothbrush and toothpaste and warm water (but not hot). Occasionally effervescent denture cleaners can be used in addition.
  • 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.
  • Retainer replacements are expensive, but with proper care they will last for years!