3 Tips for a Clean Retainer
All orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign, requires the use of a retainer to prevent teeth from shifting. Our dentists will discuss how long to wear your retainer and the type of retainer that will serve you best. Many options are available today including clear removable designs, removable wire and acrylic, and fixed retainers.
Fixed Retainer Cleaning
Since fixed retainers attach directly to teeth, you will clean those as you brush and floss. You will need special floss threaders or a small interproximal brush to remove plaque and debris between teeth and around brackets.
Cleaning Removable Retainers
Removable retainers are far more common and do require some special care to keep them clean and fresh. Bacteria, ...