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Retainers are beneficial appliances that can keep your smile aligned and beautiful after you’ve completed your orthodontic treatment. Retainers can also be used to make slight adjustments to the smile. If you are currently a retainer wearer, our Richmond Orthodontics team strongly recommends taking great care of your appliance. You can do so by doing the following things:

Properly store your retainer
Many people tend to lose their retainers because they don’t properly store them. To keep the appliance safe, we recommend putting the retainer straight into the appliance container once you have taken it out of your mouth. Once it’s in its little box, make sure you put the box in a safe and secure place, like your backpack, purse, or pocket.

Clean your retainer
Each time you brush your teeth, clean your retainer. You can clean it by soaking it in denture cleaner. Simply add the cleanser into a warm cup of water and let it soak for the recommended amount of time. When the time is up, rinse the appliance off with water before putting it back in your mouth.

If you would like to learn more about retainer care in Richmond, Virginia, please remember that you can always call 804-740-7281 and talk to a member of our caring dental team. Your orthodontist, Dr. Bryan Brassington, Dr. Curt Wiltshire, or Dr. Kevin Bibona, and our staff members are here to help you if you just give us a call!