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Cohlmia Orthodontics Retainer Instructions and Information
Cohlmia Orthodontics slip over retainers

Slip Over Retainers

Cohlmia Orthodontics Hawley retainer

Hawley Retainer

Retainer Instructions and Information

Each patient will have different instructions for his/her retainer wear, because each treatment is unique. It is important to remember a few simple instructions regarding your retainers.

Slipover Retainers

The retainers will change shape if they are left in the heat so store them in the case you are given and in a cool place.

  • Wash your retainers. You can use Retainer Brite or any type of denture cleaner to clean your retainers. Simply place them in a cup of cool water with one tablet and let them soak for about 10-15 minutes. You can do this as often as you feel necessary.
  • Do not brush your retainers with your toothbrush. This can leave small scratches on your retainers and over time, they will look dull and dirty.
  • Always remember, when you are not wearing your retainers, they need to be in their case and in a safe place away from pets.

Hawley Retainers (colored/wired)

When you are not wearing your retainers, keep them in their case. This is especially important when you are out to eat, at school, etc. Do not wrap them in a napkin; that will increase your chance of accidentally throwing them away!

  • Wash your retainers. You can use Retainer Brite or any type of denture cleaner to clean your retainers. Simply place them in a cup of cool water with one tablet and let them soak for about 10-15 minutes. You can do this as often as you feel necessary.
  • Always remember, when you are not wearing your retainers, they need to be in their case and in a safe place away from pets.


More Information:

Wearing Braces
Retainer Instructions
Headgear & Rubber Bands Instructions