Clean your removable retainer every time you brush your teeth. Use warm water and a soft bristle toothbrush to scrub it clean. Bring in retainer to your recare appointments and the office will also clean them for you!
You can also use the Tablets provided by the office a few times a week
Insta-Fresh: Drop one tablet into enough warm water (not hot) to cover appliance. Place appliance into bubbling blue solution. After 3 minutes (do not leave in for longer than three minutes) remove and rinse appliance thoroughly with clean water (can be ordered from www.smileshop.com).
Retainer Brite: Drop one tablet into enough warm water (not hot) to cover appliance. Place appliance into bubbling blue solution. When blue clears (15-20 minutes – do not leave in longer than 15-20 minutes) rinse appliance thoroughly with clean water (can be ordered from Amazon or www.retainerbrite.com).
Boil, microwave or put near any kind of heat source, in the washing machine, in hot water, or in the dishwasher. These will melt or distort the retainer.
Soak in mouthwash, denture cleaner or any other product that contains alcohol, or use toothpaste, as this many scratch or dull the surface or discolor it.
Please keep away from animals do not store in an area where they can get a hold of it. Pets find these very attractive chew toys!