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    Hi

    I just recently got my retainers but my orthodontist didnt tell me much except to wear them all the time aprt from eating and brushing for 6 months.

    Is there anything else I need to know? Do i need to clean them and if so how often and what with?

    Thanks alot for your help!
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    I used to keep a pot in the bathroom with some warm water or mouthwash and just used to put my retainer in it to keep it clean, and give it a brush with your toothbrush every few weeks. Other than that they're fine.
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    Yep, Genna's right- you can soak them in some mouthwash, or alternatively just brush them with a toothbrush a bit when you take them out to brush your teeth.

    I think you can get special retainer cleaners from places like Boots and other chemists- a common one is called "Retainer Brite", but I have never tried it so I can't comment on how well it works.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by suuuuuuseh)
    Yep, Genna's right- you can soak them in some mouthwash, or alternatively just brush them with a toothbrush a bit when you take them out to brush your teeth.

    I think you can get special retainer cleaners from places like Boots and other chemists- a common one is called "Retainer Brite", but I have never tried it so I can't comment on how well it works.

    Good luck!
    I use retainer brite, and tbh its pretty useless, it doesn't get rid of any retainer plaque, I get better results froom brushing with toothpaste...
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    Like everyone else, I brush mine with toothpaste, and then place it in a pot of mouthwash, or water.
 
 
 
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