Orthodontic Retainers

preserving Your new smile with retainers

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Congratulations on getting your braces off! Seeing your new smile is exciting and you should feel proud of your accomplishment. It is important to understand that you must protect your hard work and investment. Teeth tend to shift naturally as you age unless they are properly maintained with wearing orthodontic retainers. Dr. Rucker will select the best type of retainers for you and give instructions on proper wear so that your new smile will last a lifetime.

Retainer Wear & Cleaning Instructions

  1. Wear your retainers full-time, day and night, until Dr. Rucker instructs otherwise
  2. Brush your retainers at least once daily with a toothbrush and warm water
  3. NEVER put your retainers in hot or boiling water
  4. When retainers are not in your mouth they should always be in a retainer case
    • It's best to rinse your retainers with water before storing them in a case
    • Retainers are most commonly thrown away by mistake during lunch or eaten by pets
    • Retainers are breakable and may be costly to replace, so treat them with care
    • Never try to adjust your retainers yourself as this will likely cause permanent damage
    • With proper wear and maintenance your retainers should last years
  5. Call us immediately if you lose or break your retainers
  6. Always remember to bring your retainers to your appointments
  7. Soak your retainers in a 50:50 solution of distilled vinegar and warm water for 15-20 minutes at least once per month
*Do NOT boil - Do NOT use hot water - Do NOT place in dishwasher

Retainer Cleaning Tablets

Many patients ask if there is something else they can do to keep their retainers clean and odor free. If you are looking for a product to help keep your retainers as fresh as the day you got them, Dr. Rucker recommends using a retainer cleaning tablet. Retainer Brite is a retainer cleaning tablet that effectively kills bacteria known to cause bad breath and helps keep your retainers tartar and odor free.

Kimberly Betts
Kimberly Betts
23:25 03 May 19
We love Dr. Rucker’s office! Kind and friendly staff and very thorough and professional.
Jessica K
Jessica K
22:57 03 May 19
Professional and ethical from start to finish. Office is pristine. Staff friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Rucker is a perfectionist & it shows through and through!
Mary Porter
Mary Porter
04:17 02 May 19
Skylen Goebel
Skylen Goebel
00:04 02 May 19
I just got my braces off about a week ago, I have amazing straight teeth. I had chipped my tooth to and they could fix it. I definitely recommend you going there.😊
Kendall Le
Kendall Le
22:13 01 May 19
I 100% recommend Rucker!! The outcome is amazing and the staff is so incredible!!
Noah Tovar
Noah Tovar
02:31 01 May 19
camille wettlaufer
camille wettlaufer
18:05 30 Apr 19
Thank you Dr. Rucker and staff for an awesome experience and beautiful results for my daughters smile. You are amazing!
Bobby Johnston
Bobby Johnston
02:24 30 Apr 19
Beautiful office, friendly staff. My daughter didn’t have a ton of change needed with her smile but she wanted to try Invisalign to make minor adjustments. It was easy and quick. We are all happy with the results.
Christine Chapin
Christine Chapin
21:09 29 Apr 19
I have never met a more professional staff. Rosie in particular goes above and beyond to greet you with her uplifting personality. You always receive quality care and that is so important to me and my family!
Jessica Ramirez
Jessica Ramirez
18:01 29 Apr 19
The facility is new and super clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and Dr. Rucker is very professional and thorough when recommending/performing treatment! Would definitely recommend you check them out when looking for an orthodontist for yourself or your children😁
Katie Hensley
Katie Hensley
17:23 29 Apr 19
Every person in Dr. Rucker's office is professional, kind, and a pleasure to be around. I highly recommend them to anyone who lives in the Temecula Valley!
joleen huber
joleen huber
23:07 28 Apr 19
Love Dr. Rucker‘s office. He is so kind and gentle and the staff is so sweet.
Kylee Grimm
Kylee Grimm
23:12 26 Apr 19
Candace Rabago
Candace Rabago
21:26 26 Apr 19
Sumer Wilson
Sumer Wilson
10:25 26 Apr 19
My daughter had a wonderful experience all around!! They are great! Highly recommended!
Rebecca Gutierrez
Rebecca Gutierrez
05:19 25 Apr 19

Jonathan W. Rucker, DDS, MS
Specialist in Orthodontics

Phone: 951-302-0685
Email: info@ruckerorthodontics.com

 

31560 Rancho Pueblo Road, Ste. 201,
Temecula, CA, 92592