Appliance Care & Use

Check your braces daily while brushing your teeth, and contact us if you have a loose or broken appliance.
If a tie wire is bothering you, use a blunt object to push it aside gently.

Change your elastics after each meal and before bedtime, and carry extra elastics with you at all times.
Never hook elastics incorrectly, and contact us if you have any questions or experience prolonged tenderness.

Removable Appliances:
Wear your appliance as directed, even while sleeping, and avoid flipping it with your tongue to prevent damage or breakage.
Clean your appliance daily, and store it in its plastic case when not in use.

Wear your retainer at all times except when eating, brushing, or participating in contact sports or swimming.
Store your retainer in its plastic case, and clean it after each meal and before bed using a toothbrush and denture cleaner.

Handle your retainer gently to avoid cracking or breaking it, and bring in any broken pieces to your appointment.