Your removable appliance has been carefully designed to move or hold your teeth in place. Always wear it according to Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Davis’s instructions.
Wear your appliance at all times, even while you are asleep. It may be removed while swimming or engaging in vigorous sporting activities. In two to three days, your speech will return to normal with the appliance in place. Avoid flipping your appliance with your tongue. This can cause damage to your teeth or breakage of your appliance.
Your new appliance may make your teeth sore for a day or two, especially after any changes are made. Call our office so we can arrange to adjust the appliance if you have a sore spot on your gums.
Clean your appliance by brushing it daily with toothpaste. You can also use denture cleaner for a more thorough clean.
Never wrap your appliance in a paper napkin or tissue and set it down on the table. You or someone else may throw it away. Don't put it in your pocket when playing, or you may break or lose it.
Whenever it is not in your mouth, it should be in its plastic appliance case.
Please do not eat any foods that could damage your appliances and delay your treatment. Wear a mouth guard for any activities that might injure your teeth, gums, or cheeks.