• Madison: (608) 274-5714
  • DeForest: (608) 846-3600
  • Stoughton: (608) 873-7888
  • McFarland: (608) 838-8584
  • Madison: (608) 274-5714
  • DeForest: (608) 846-3600
  • Stoughton: (608) 873-7888
  • McFarland: (608) 838-8584

Retainer Instructions

  • Wear your retainer at all times, until the doctor instructs otherwise.
  • Take your retainer out when eating, and always put it back in its case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunchrooms or restaurants.)
  • Clean the retainer thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Use warm but not hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque, and eliminates odors. Efferdent® or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used but do not take the place of brushing.
  • When your retainer is not in your mouth, it should ALWAYS be in its case. Pets love to chew on them!
  • Initially, you may find it difficult to speak. Practice speaking, reading, or singing out loud to get used to it faster.
  • Retainers are breakable, so treat yours with care. If your retainer gets lost or broken, call us immediately.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your retainer, or you believe it needs adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust it yourself.
  • Always bring your retainer to your appointments.
  • Retainer replacements are expensive, but with proper care they will last for years!
  • Remove your retainer when you go swimming.
  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.

Testimonial

When I noticed my child needed braces, I went for a consult with every orthodontic practice on the west side of Madison. I chose Greater Madison Orthodontics. The consultation was just wonderful. The process was explained to me in full and I left feeling completely confident in this team.

I knew I made the correct choice at the very first appointment. My child did not like the impressions being taken. The assistants were so wonderful talking her through it, holding her hand, counting down. Anything and everything to make her more comfortable. The staff is just wonderful. They are all very friendly and great at explaining everything they are doing. The Dental Assistants continue to be awesome, they are just the best. Always a smile and a genuine concern for their patients. They are wonderful educators on care of braces. These ladies are amazing, they work, tie & apply treatment so well. Doctor Fennig and Doctor Doshi are just as wonderful as their assistants. They are both very caring, creative and just great at what they do. Always a smile and every question you may have is answered. My child has received 5 star care at Greater Madison Orthodontics. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else to my family and friends. My child was having discomfort with an appliance on the 4th of July. No problem! We had an awesome assistant meet us to take care of the problem, on a holiday. Client service doesn’t get any better than that. I love knowing that I can call a team member anytime for assistance.

It has been a little over a year since we started the process and my child’s teeth are looking fantastic. I cannot wait to see the final result!

  • Madison

    5520 Medical Circle
    Madison, WI 53719
    (608) 274-5714
  • DeForest

    677 South Main Street
    DeForest, WI 53532
    (608) 846-3600
  • Stoughton

    800 Lincoln Avenue
    Stoughton, WI 53589
    (608) 873-7888
  • McFarland

    4719 Farwell Street
    McFarland, WI 53558
    (608) 838-8584

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