Cleaning and Care Tips to Help You Keep Your Retainer in Tip-Top Shape

Your retainer is a strong, reliable, and effective appliance that can keep your teeth straight and attractive. However, that’s only the case if you take good care of it. Therefore, our the office of Shabbir Adenwalla, DMD, MS orthodontic team encourages you to do the best you can to keep your retainer in tip-top shape. To help you do so, we have some helpful information for you.

Step No. 1: Store your retainer in a safe place – If you keep your appliance in a safe and secure place, there is a smaller chance of losing it. This is why it’s best to put your retainer in its case as soon as you take it out of your mouth. Next, keep the case safe by putting it in a place you’ll remember, like your purse, pocket, or bathroom drawer. If you put it in your pocket, make sure you refrain from sitting on it.

Step No. 2: Clean your appliance – Make it a habit when you brush your teeth each day to clean your appliance as well. You can wash it by soaking it in denture cleaner, like Efferdent and Polident. All you need to do is soak it in the water for the recommended amount of time. Make sure you do so in warm—not hot—water. Also, please remember to wash the retainer with water before you put it back over your teeth.

If you follow these steps, you’ll be on your way toward a top-notch oral retainer in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. For more information, tips, and details about how to take good care of an orthodontic appliance, please call our office at 440-243-9575 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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