Patient Education Series


Congratulations at completing your orthodontic treatment with Austin Orthodontic Arts. The next phase is to wear your retainer to prevent shifting from going back into their original positions. Wearing your retainer is easy. We recommend lifetime wear for at least eight hours a night. It's important to keep your retainer clean by either brushing it with a toothbrush and mild hand soap or using a retainer cleaning solution. Two very important things to remember...keep your retainer away from heat or dogs.

If your retainer becomes damaged, lost or broken, please contact Austin Orthodontic Arts so that we can guide you in the next steps. Remember you're always a patient here. Please stay in touch with us if you have any concerns or questions, so that way we can ensure your beautiful, healthy, confident smile.