Gupta Orthodontics 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 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 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.

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“Dr. Gupta & his staff are very professional and friendly and they always treated us like family. We have spent a year and a half with some incredible people who always welcomed us with smiles and positive attitudes. It was an amazing journey and now my son has a smile he loves! ”
“I lived with crooked teeth for 34 years and decided that I deserved to have a beautiful smile. I did a lot of research and from recommendations by my friends and a referral from my dentist I visited Dr. Gupta. After 14 months of Invisalign Dr. Gupta was able to transform my smile. I could not be happier with my decision have my treatment done at Gupta Orthodontics!”
“I visited several orthodontists before deciding to go to Gupta Orthodontics. Dr. Gupta’s qualifications were impressive (computer engineer turned orthodontist with a degree from Harvard!). I wanted to go to the best doctor for my daughter’s treatment and after the initial exam with Dr. Gupta we knew that this was the office for us. 18 months later the results have been truly life changing for my daughter. We are blessed to have found this office.”
“As an adult I had some anxiety about getting braces but Dr. Gupta always made me feel comfortable. I never felt out of place. They welcome you by name at every appointment. Dr. Gupta always listened carefully to any concerns I had and addressed them fully. I never felt like he was rushing me through my appointments and I love the fact that he is a perfectionist. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made.”
“I never thought it would be remotely possible to find an office such as this one! Dr. Gupta's office encompasses everything that we could have hoped for. We looked forward to our visits not only because of the VIP experience they gave us at every visit but also because of the amazing individuals that they have on their team! My kids and I feel very fortunate to have found them!”
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