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Retainers are strong and reliable appliances that can help you maintain the top-notch smile you have worked so hard for. If you have questions about retainer care, it can lead to improperly cleaning and caring for your appliance, which can result in an improperly cared for smile. You don’t want that, do you? So, our orthodontist, Dr. Jerrold Hennes, encourages you to find the answers to your questions as soon as possible. To help you do so, he is happy to provide the answers to the following commonly asked questions:

Question No. 1: How should I clean my retainer?

Answer: You should clean your retainer by rinsing it with water each time you take it out of the mouth. You should also brush it daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. If necessary, you can also use denture cleaner to clean your retainer.

Question No. 2: How should I care for my retainer?

Answer: You should avoid putting your retainer in hot environments. The heat can warp the appliance and affect its fit. You should also keep your retainer in its case and in a safe place when it’s not in the mouth. That way you reduce your chances of damaging or losing it.

Question No. 3: What happens if I lose or damage my retainer?

Answer: You will need to come into our office and pay for a replacement. This will typically require two different appointments.

For more information and details about retainer care in Vista, California, please contact Hennes Orthodontics when you have the chance. Our orthodontic team will be more than happy to help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions. So, please call (760) 598.1707 now!