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Dear Patients and Families, We are very happy to be able to get back to work and see our patients who we have missed over the past few months! We would like to update you on our office, it’s measured re-opening, and the steps we are taking to ensure we do everything possible to keep our patients and our team healthy. We are planning to reopen slowly over the next few weeks. We are going to take a phased approach towards our reopening to minimize the number of patients in the office. This will allow us to adhere to federal social distancing guidelines, and to better protect our patients and staff. We ask for your patience. We had to reschedule close to 1000 appointments, and we know there is a strong desire to get your treatment back on track. As we prepare to reopen, please wait for our office to contact you to reschedule your appointments.

Retainer


Girl holding her retainer at Nick Romanides OrthodonticsAfter you have orthodontic treatment completed, such as braces or aligners, you will likely be given a retainer. The retainer is meant to keep the results that you and your orthodontist worked so hard to achieve with your original treatment intact. The retainer can help to limit the amount of change that your mouth goes through, preserving your straight smile or bite. In order to keep your mouth healthy, you need to know how to care for this appliance.

Instructions for Retainer Care

We have created a form for you to download for your reference.

Remove Your Retainer

Always make sure to remove your retainer before you eat anything. This will help to prevent bacteria from growing on it. It will also help to keep it in good condition as they are fragile appliances that could easily break if put into harsh contact with food.

Brush Your Retainer

Just like you brush your teeth twice per day, you should do the same for your retainer. Make sure to remove it when you are ready to brush and floss. When you are cleaning your teeth, take a minute to brush your retainer. This will remove any harboring bacteria that can cause bad breath as well as tooth decay and gum disease. Even though your retainer gets removed while you eat, it is still vulnerable to bacteria, which can put your mouth at risk.

Disinfect

Once per week it is important to fully disinfect your retainer. Ask your orthodontist which method is acceptable for your type of retainer. Typically a denture cleaner is recommended as it will remove all bacteria that you could not remove by simply brushing it. This will help prevent serious infection and disease from occurring in your mouth.
In light of concerns surrounding CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC and in response to the latest recommendation from Division of Consumer Affairs and State Board of Dentistry, we are suspending all non-essential care until further notice.
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