Bonded Metal Retainers Care Instructions

bonded metal retainers

These retainers are bonded (glued) to your teeth, and they keep your teeth from moving back to their old position. It’s extremely important that they stay attached so that your teeth don’t shift. If they break or become unglued, please call our office immediately.

Care Instructions

  • Brush around the wire and floss your teeth twice daily.
  • Avoid chewing hard and sticky foods, such as:
    • Hard foods: popcorn, nuts, ice cubes and hard candies
    • Sticky foods: caramel, sugary gum, beef jerky, jujubes and licorice

Please note, there is a cost to replace lost or broken retainers.