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Helpful Tips For Removable Appliances In Your Mouth Philadelphia, PA
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If you’re considering braces or Invisalign, it’s a fact that you’ll have removable appliances in your mouth at some point during your alignment journey. With braces, you’ll need to wear a retainer for a period of time after the braces are removed. There retainers are meant to do what their name implies, they retain or hold the alignment that took place with the braces. Invisalign utilizes clear aligner trays to adjust, hold and align your teeth.
Both retainers and Invisalign are removable. Some people struggle with how to maintain the intended integrity of their trays or retainers. Here are a few helpful tips for caring for them.

  • “Set it so you won’t forget it.” Keep this saying in mind. Make sure when you must take it out of your mouth that you are setting it in a memorable place. Have a few spots that you routinely place it while eating or brushing your teeth.
  • Utilize the container you were given with it. The container you were given is a tool for helping you to not lose or destroy it. A good rule of thumb should be, “If it’s not in your mouth, it should be in your container.” Do not place it in a napkin during eating. It will most likely end up in the trashcan, and dumpster diving is not a fun activity.
  • Your dog loves your retainer and your Invisalign. For some strange reason dogs are attracted to your saliva. Keep it out of reach of Fido! He will see it as a chew toy!

Book your appointment with Dr. Uffner today to discover the difference his office makes. He will help you feel great about your smile!

Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


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Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

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Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

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.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

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.

Hung C

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!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

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!