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Retainers

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  • Take your retainers out when eating or brushing teeth, and always put retainers in their case. (In your mouth or in the case is a good rule of thumb!)
  • When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer case. Pets love to chew on them!
  • Clean retainers 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.)
  • Extra saliva flow and difficulty speaking are normal with retainers. This returns to normal over 3–6 days as your mouth becomes used to them.
  • You may have fixed retainers (wires bonded to the inside of you teeth). They are not considered permanent and eventually come out or come loose. Your original fee includes the first set of retainers. There is an additional fee for repair or replacement.
  • Always bring your retainers to your appointments.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your retainers, or your retainers need adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust them yourself.
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  • 260 S. Eastown Rd.
  • Lima, OH 45807
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  • 724 E. Wayne St.
  • Celina, OH 45822
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  • 1020 N. Perry St.
  • Ottawa, OH 45875
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