How to Clean Permanent Retainers
Permanent retainers are bonded to the back of your teeth, making this type of retainer a bit trickier to keep clean. Taking a few extra minutes to clean your permanent retainer can stop the buildup of plaque and prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental health issues.
While you are brushing your teeth, give a little extra attention to your bonded retainer. Be sure to gently brush around and in between the retainer and the teeth. Once you’re ready to floss, thread it through the teeth and under the wire. Gently floss between your teeth to dislodge any debris that might have been missed during brushing. Finally, rinse your mouth out with mouthwash or water, and you’re done!