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How Do I Clean My Retainer?

How Do I Clean My Retainer?

If you’ve recently had your braces removed, your dentist may have prescribed a retainer.

A retainer simply helps your teeth stay in the correct position after treatment with braces. Your dentist will determine exactly how long you’ll need a retainer — you should expect to wear them for a year or longer.

Unfortunately, bacteria can grow on your retainer, which may lead to things like tooth decay or gum disease.