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Did you know that your retainer can keep your smile aligned once you complete your orthodontic treatment? Well, it’s true, which is why it’s very important to take proper care of your appliance.

To help you clean and care for your retainer, our Uinta Orthodontics team recommends doing the following things:

Properly store your retainer
Unfortunately, it’s very easy to misplace retainers, which can be extremely inconvenient and also expensive. However, if you properly store your appliance, your chances of losing it are reduced. So, please remember to put your appliance in its container immediately after you’ve taken it out of your mouth. Then, make sure the container is in a safe place. Whatever you do, do not put the appliance in a hot environment.

Clean your retainer
It’s very important to clean your retainer as often as possible. Keeping it clean will keep the bacteria and plaque away from the appliance and away from your smile. The best way to clean your retainer is to soak it in a glass of denture cleaner and warm—not hot—water. Soak it in the liquid for the recommended amount of time and make sure to rinse it off before you place it in your mouth. It’s best to clean your retainer every day, but if that’s not possible, try to clean it at least once a week.

If you refrain from using these tips, your retainer as well as your oral health is in grave danger. So, if you have any questions about retainer care in Evanston, Wyoming, please remember that you can always call (307) 789-8742 during operating hours. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your call!