Accepting New Patients In Summerlin & N. Las Vegas

Retainer Care

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Everything you need to know about retainer care!


If there is any glue remaining, please call us to schedule an appointment to remove it. There is NO added cost for this so just let us know 🙂


Wear your retainers 24 / 7 for the first year and then you can go to nightly wear for as long as you want to keep your teeth straight. The only exceptions are when eating or cleaning them. When removing retainers, close your lips together to prevent saliva from coming out of your mouth. Don’t flip or manipulate them with your tongue as this can increase the risk of damaging the retainers or affecting their fit.


To keep your retainers clean, brush them with a toothbrush. The retainers get a plaque build-up and odor if they are not kept clean. Rinse retainers off after each meal. You can also use Retainer Brite or soak it in a mouthwash and water mixture to clean and give them a fresh taste.


Keep retainers away from all animals-dogs, cats, etc. Animals like to eat retainers.


A retainer case is provided for you. Always keep retainers in its protective case when they are not in your mouth. Never wrap retainers in a napkin. You will forget about them and they are easily mistaken for trash and thrown away. Also never put your retainers in a pocket or your backpack where it may be bent, or even crushed. They are costly to replace.


The appliance will melt or warp if it gets hot. Never leave it in a hot car or leave it by a stove or other heater. NEVER put it in boiling water.


Your speech will be somewhat slurred at first. It will be back to normal within a week if you are wearing your retainers full time. Try reading aloud and talking more slowly. The most important thing to remember is to keep the retainers in as much as possible during this period.


If the retainers are lost, broken, or irritating your mouth, please contact the office before your teeth shift. There is a fee for lost or broken retainers.


Bring your retainers with you to make sure they fit after any dental treatment. Fillings can usually be done to fit your retainers. If they no longer fit after dental treatment, you will need to purchase new retainers.


Please bring your retainers with you to your retainer check appointment. We need to check their fit. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the office.


The pressure from swelling after extractions can shift teeth. Be sure to wear your retainers at least 15 minutes to an hour a day while healing from extractions. Gradually increase the time you wear them as you become more comfortable. If there are any issues with wearing retainers regularly, call the office and we will be happy to help.


Insurance and Billing

We accept most insurance with the exception of Culinary and Local #12 & Local #631 HMO plans.

We offer financing as low as $99 / month and we have custom payment plans for your convenience. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover.


Aloha Orthodontics has current affiliations with the following dental insurance networks:

  • ABPA
  • Aetna DMO & Aetna PPO
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem
  • Assurant
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental HMO & PPO
  • Delta Care USA HMO
  • Diversified
  • Electrical Workers #357
  • GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Healthscope
  • HPN / SHL / SHO
  • Hometown Health
  • Humana
  • JAS
  • Las Vegas Firefighters
  • Liberty PPO & DHMO
  • Local 12 (PPO only, no HMO plans accepted)
  • Loomis
  • Metlife
  • National Elevators Local # 18
  • Nevada Dental Benefits
  • Nevada Pacific Dental
  • Medicaid (Medicaid is accepted at our North Las Vegas office only)
  • Operating Engineers Local 501
  • Painter’s Trust
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 525
  • Preferred Dental
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Southwest Admin Local 1285
  • Teacher’s Health Trust
  • Teamster’s Local 14, 995, 631
  • The Standard
  • UMR
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare
  • Zenith

We accept Care Credit and The Lending Club.

If you have any questions about our financing options, we will be happy to answer any of your concerns. We will work hard to help you obtain your maximum allowable coverage.

Fill out our online appointment form, or call us today at (702) 648-ALOHA (702-648-2564) to schedule a free consultation!

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"Dr. C and his entire staff are simply amazing! They are extremely personable, knowledgeable and fun at the same time. I absolutely LOVED my entire orthodontic experience...

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Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

North Las Vegas

Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

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