Anne J. Yoon DDS MS Orthodontist

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Retainers & Appliances

 Your removable appliance is custom designed to move or to hold your teeth according to your individual treatment plan.  It is important that it is worn consistently according to instructions and brought to each appointment for adjustments as needed.

General Retainer & Appliance Guidelines

  • Wear your appliance at all times indicated by the doctor. It may be removed while eating, swimming, or playing vigorous sports activities. In 2-3 days your speech will return to normal with the appliance in place.

  • Avoid flipping your appliance with your tongue. This can cause damage to your teeth or breakage of your appliance.

  • Your new appliance may make your teeth sore for a day or two, especially after an adjustment. If you have a sore spot on your gums which persists, call our office at so that we can adjust the appliance.

  • Clean your appliance by rinsing with cold water and brushing it daily with toothpaste.’

  • Never wrap your appliance in a paper napkin or tissue and set it down on the table. You or someone else may throw it away.  Whenever it is not in your mouth – it should be in its appliance case.

  • Never wrap your appliance in a paper napkin or tissue and set it down on the table. You or someone else may throw it away.  Whenever it is not in your mouth – it should be in its appliance case. 

  • Avoid storing them near any source of heat. Do not boil your retainer to sterilize it! If needed, bring it to the office and we will be happy to disinfect it for you.