Orthodontic Information Sheets » Removable Brace Information
How long will it take for me to adjust to wearing my removable brace?
For the first few days it may feel a little uncomfortable, and you may find it difficult to talk and eat with the brace in your mouth. You will soon get used to wearing it and it should not be long before you start to see results.
When do I need to wear my brace?
Your brace is an important part of your treatment and should be worn all the time (day and night). Wear it during meals unless instructed not to do so and only take it out for brushing your teeth and the brace, playing contact sports and swimming.
How should I remove my brace?
Remove your brace carefully by gently pulling down on the clips at the back. When you are not wearing your brace keep it in its protective box. There will be a charge to replace your brace if you lose it.
How do I look after my brace?
To keep your removable brace clean soak it in a retainer cleaning solution once a week. You should also clean it with a toothbrush and toothpaste after each meal.
Please avoid clicking your brace in and out repeatedly as this may cause it to weaken and break. If you do experience any problems please make an appointment to see us as soon as possible. In the meantime try to continue to wear your brace. We will regularly assess your progress but it's also important that you continue to visit your general dentist for regular checkups.