Wear your appliance as much as possible or according to instructions given to you by our office. Your cooperation will keep your treatment plan on schedule. It may take a few days to get used to the appliance and for your speech to return to normal. Avoid flipping the appliance with your tongue. You may want to remove your appliance when swimming or participating in vigorous sports.
Brush your removable appliance every day as part of your regular brushing and flossing schedule. Because food particles and plaque can accumulate on your appliance just as they do on your teeth, you should soak your appliance daily. Dissolve a denture cleaning tablet such as Polident or Efferdent in a glass of tap water at room temperature and soak your appliance. This will help it to taste better and prevent plaque and bacterial accumulation.
Never wrap your appliance in a paper napkin or tissue and set it down on the table. You may forget or someone else may throw it away. Do not put it in your pocket, or it may get broken or lost. Keep your appliance away from dogs or cats, as they love to chew on them. When your appliance is not in your mouth, it should be in the plastic case we have provided you. Do not boil your appliance to sterilize it, and avoid keeping it near any source of heat.