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At Lenhart Orthodontics, retainers are fitted a week after appliance removal and should be worn for about 22 hours daily for the initial 10 weeks, following instructions from Dr. Lenhart and Dr. Sherman.

Remove them for eating, brushing, swimming, and contact sports. Clean daily with mild dish soap or cleaning tablets, and handle carefully to avoid damage or loss. If a retainer is broken or lost, contact us immediately at (419) 882-6970. Retainers might need replacements due to wear, with a year’s coverage for manufacturing defects.

Continuous retainer use is vital for maintaining teeth alignment, although the daily duration may decrease as advised. Patients with a lower fixed wire should clean under it with floss threaders and report any issues promptly. This wire may require maintenance and is covered for repairs or replacements for a year.

For those needing a retainer but treated elsewhere, we’re available for consultations and fittings. Call us at (419) 882-6970 to schedule an appointment.