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Dos And Don’ts Of Wearing Your Retainer Philadelphia, PA
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Spring break time is here! Yippee! There are so many fun things to dive into during your spring break. Perhaps you’ll be heading to the beach and diving into the ocean! Or maybe you’re lucky enough to be skiing your way down the side of a mountain. Or if you’re super lucky, you get to get your braces off this spring! So many new and exciting things happen in the spring.
If you are getting your braces off this spring, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a way to retain and keep that amazing smile you have right now! A retainer is useful for maintaining the position and condition of your teeth post-orthodontic adjustments.
If you’re given a removable retainer, here are a few tips for you.

  • You should wear your retainer at all times, including while you sleep. You may remove it to brush, floss and clean your teeth, but it must be placed back into your mouth immediately after those activities. Eventually you will be able to cut back on the amount of time that you wear your retainer.
  • When you’re not wearing your retainer, keep it in a case. Did you know dogs love the smell of your saliva? They will search for your container and chew it like a bone if you leave it out.
  • Your retainer can build up a layer of plaque, just like your teeth! It needs brushed at least one time per day.
  • If your retainer ever breaks, gets lost, bends or does not seem to fit, please call us at Broad Street Braces immediately.

Contact Broad Street Braces and experience the Broad Street difference!

Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


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Felicia W

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Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

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Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

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This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

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Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!