Ronald C. Kobernick, DDS, MScD, PA
Periodontics
10601 Seminole Blvd, Largo, FL & 111 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL
727-397-8503

Orthodontic Treatment Systems: Removable Appliances

The removable appliance is carefully designed to move your teeth using incorporated springs or wires. It is important that it is worn according to instructions and brought to each appointment.

Wear your appliance at all times, even while you are asleep. It may be removed while eating, swimming, or playing vigorous sports activities. In two or three days after you begin its use, your speech will return to normal with the appliance in place.

Your new appliance may make your teeth sore for a day or two, especially after an adjustment. If you have a sore spot on your gums, call our office so that we can adjust the appliance.

Clean your appliance by brushing it daily with toothpaste. Denture cleaner can also be used for a more thorough cleaning. As always, flossing of your teeth should be completed every day.

When you are out to eat, never wrap your appliance in a paper napkin or tissue and put it on the table. You or someone else may throw it away. Whenever the appliance is not in your mouth, it should be in its plastic appliance case.

Keep your appliance away from dogs or cats as they love to chew on them. Avoid storing them near any source of heat. Do not boil your retainer to sterilize it! If needed, bring it to the office and we will be happy to disinfect it for you.

An additional charge will be incurred for lost or broken appliances.

10601 Seminole Blvd., Largo, FL 33778 P: 727-397-8503 F: 727-398-2679

390 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 P: 727-397-8503