RETAINERS

“NIGHTIME FOR A LIFETIME!

1. Wear your retainers every night, only at night unless otherwise instructed

2. To clean your retainers, brush with toothpaste, toothbrush and cold water

3. For maximum cleanliness, soak your retainers in denture cleaner and cold water. NEVER BOIL YOUR RETAINERS

4. Keep away from pets (i.e. in the case, in a drawer: pets can chew through the case)

5. Floss every night under your permanent retainer. If it comes off, wear your clear retainer and save your permanent retainer to be replaced.

6. Retainers are expensive to replace. Please take care of them!

7. Bring your retainers to your follow up visits

8. Enjoy your new SMILE!

HOW TO PROPERLY BLEACH

+ Attach the triangular end to the tube and squeeze a tiny amount (pinhead) of bleach into each of the teeth in your aligner or retainer

+ Have a Q-tip nearby

+ Push the aligner or retainer onto your teeth: wipe away any excess with the Q-tip

+ Start with 2 hours a day and if you do not have sensitivity, you can increase your daily time. Do not sleep with bleach in your retainer or aligner to start, as it can make your teeth very sensitive

+ A little sensitivity is normal while bleaching: Sensodyne toothpaste can help with this

+ While bleaching, try to avoid drinking dark colored beverages such as coffee or tea. If you have a dark beverage, drink through a straw to keep away from your anterior teeth as it can make your teeth darker

+ Most people bleach their teeth for 2 weeks at a time (each day for 2 hours for 2 weeks)

+ Keep your bleach in the refrigerator and it will last longer!

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    Lake Wylie, SC 29710

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