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(902) 894-9232 45 Rochford Street, Charlottetown PEI

Wear and Care of Retainers

Without exception, all orthodontic patients in our practice will wear retainers. If the teeth are not retained in their corrected position, they will begin to move over time. We can make custom retainers even if someone has had orthodontic treatment years ago.

Patients in the retention phase are seen periodically in our office during the first year after their braces are removed. After that, please call the office if there is a problem with your retainer. Typically, a removable retainer is worn full time for the first 6 to 12 months and then nighttime use only. Retainers are often replaced every 1-2 years but can sometimes serve longer depending on the wear, tear and care of retainers.

At the end of the first year in retention, patients have concluded their treatment in our office. It is then their responsibility to wear a retainer as prescribed indefinitely..

Please call our office if there are any concerns at (902) 894-9232.

For lasting success from orthodontic treatment:

  • Wear your retainer as prescribed
  • Don’t let it get bent or otherwise damaged
  • Call for a repair appointment if it is damaged or loosened
  • Keep it clean, floss regularly
  • Keep it in its case when it’s not being worn
  • Be committed to maintaining your beautiful smile

Best dental clinic, great staff, I highly recommend it.

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Rochford Family Dental is a fantastic dental office. The staff are very professional, kind, and caring.

Beth B.

The staff are all extremely friendly and make you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in!

Melissa M.

Dr. Lynn Marie Nantes and her team at Rochford Family Dental are the best in the business!

Holly A.

Dr. Nantes is approachable and does an amazing job of explaining the treatment plan.

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45 Rochford Street
Charlottetown PEI
C1A 3T2
Phone: (902) 894-9232
Fax: (902) 566-3527
  Monday 8:00 A.M. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday 8:00 A.M. 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 A.M. 4:00 p.m. Thursday 8:00 A.M. 4:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 A.M. 1:00 p.m. Saturday Closed   Sunday Closed  

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