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Removable orthodontic appliances

  • Wear your appliance day and night exactly as instructed by your orthodontist.
  • Brush your teeth and the appliance with your toothbrush and toothpaste after each meal. You may only clean the appliance with your toothbrush and toothpaste and with a product available called Retainer Brite. Never place in boiling water or use bleaches to clean.
  • With any new appliance there may be an initial difficulty in speech and a plastic taste from the appliance. Both should disappear within a few days. You may also be aware of excess saliva initially. This will regulate as you continue to wear your appliance.
  • Upper removable appliance
  • Removable appliances
  • Clear retainer
 
  • For the first few days of having your new appliance there may be some soreness to the teeth; however, this will improve. Persevere and if you are still experiencing discomfort after a week of fitting the appliance please contact the practice. In the initial stages paracetamol or ibuprofen should be sufficient to control the discomfort.
  • When you are not wearing the appliance make sure it is kept in the provided plastic container. Be especially careful around animals as they are attracted to the food smell of the appliance and may chew and damage it.
  • Do not use your tongue to flip or play with the appliance as this will loosen it. Sticky foods such as gum, caramels or toffees should also be avoided as they too will loosen the fit (if the appliance is designed to be worn whilst eating).
  • Please contact the practice immediately if the appliance becomes loose, bent or broken. In some cases an additional appliance may need to be fabricated and further charges may be incurred.
  • Follow any Special Wear Instructions that your orthodontist has given you.

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  • Meet with our specialist orthodontists, Dr Ashley Smith, Dr Christopher Turnock and Dr Emily Close
  • Find out about our payment plans

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