Saxe Orthodontics
Saxe Orthodontics

Retainer Wear and Care


  • Always bring your retainers to your appointment.
  • Always use your hands to insert or remove your retainer - do not bite it into position.
  • Gently clean your retainer with soap and water every time you brush your teeth. 2-3 times a day.
  • Retainer Brite is also recommended to clean your retainers.
  • Store your retainers in a clean, dry retainer case.
  • Remove your retainers to eat, brush, play active sports, swim or for pictures.
  • Call the office immediately if you have any problems with or lose your retainer.
  • Remember when your retainer is "NOT IN YOUR FACE IT IS IN YOUR CASE!"


  • Put your retainer in hot boiling water to clean. This will warp the retainer
  • Do not soak your retainer in anything other than Retainer Brite for a maximum of 20 minutes.
  • Do not put your retainer in a napkin when you are eating. It will get thrown away.
  • Do not put your retainer in your pocket. It will get broken or bent.
  • Do not leave them lying around- Dogs love to chew on them.
  • Do not pop your retainer in and out of position with your tongue-it will break.
  • Do not chew gum or hard or sticky foods while wearing your retainer.

**You have invested time and money to achieve your gorgeous smile, DO NOT LET RELAPSE OCCUR THROUGH CASUAL NEGLECT! Wear your retainer as instructed.