Removable appliance care

Removable appliance care

  • Braces should be worn at all times, including mealtimes and whilst sleeping, unless otherwise instructed. Take them out for cleaning and contact sport and keep
    them in a safe box.
  • You will need to clean your teeth and the brace at least twice a day. Rinse the brace under the tap after every meal and clean it with your toothbrush and toothpaste
    when you brush your teeth, use a cleaning agent (Retainer Brite). A dirty brace can
    damage your teeth.
  • Sticky and very chewy foods can damage the brace. Be sensible. Toffee and chewing gum are banned! Fizzy drinks will damage your teeth.
  • If the brace is damaged, please contact the practice as soon as you can so that we can arrange to fix it.
  • Remember, if the brace is lost, broken beyond repair or ill-fitting due to lack of wear, NHS regulations are such that a fee is payable before a replacement can be provided.
  • If you are in any doubt about how to care for or wear your brace, call us.
  • You should continue to attend your dentist for regular check-ups.
  • A brace requires regular adjustments and you must attend all the appointments given.
  • If you miss an appointment, please contact the practice as soon as possible.
  • If you fail to attend appointments or do not wear the brace as instructed we will be forced to stop your treatment.
  • If you do not wear the braces as instructed, it could result in failure of the orthodontic treatment.

The success of your treatment depends on you.

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