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Cleaning and maintaining permanent retainer


Posted on 2/7/2022 by Dr. Dani Stansell
Cleaning and maintaining permanent retainerPermanent retainers are important after orthodontic treatment and patients require them for extra protection. For example, after getting your teeth straightened, retainers can be important in keeping your teeth in place and preventing them from falling back to their original position. However, when you have retainers, they can pose a challenge when it comes to cleaning your teeth and the retainers themselves. You need to undertake great care when it comes to dental hygiene, as you can develop tooth decay or cavities when you do not effectively clean your teeth.

Get Floss Threaders


When you have retainers, it can become problematic to floss normally. The wire from the retainers will inhibit correct and correct flossing. That is why floss threaders become important since you will be able to get the floss string in the problematic areas. You will use floss threaders to insert the string in between your teeth. The process is not complex, and our dentists can show you how to do it properly at our clinic. They will also provide you with the right threads.

A Water Flosser Can Help


You can also get a water flosser to use while at home. A water flosser runs a stream of water in between your teeth, therefore, removing food particles trapped in between your teeth. This will help in prevention of plaque and tartar which can cause oral issues like tooth decay.

Brush Twice Daily and Floss Every Day


It is important to continue with your dental hygiene routines to prevent common dental conditions from starting.

Regular Dental Visits


Visiting the dentist's clinic regularly is also important because you will receive regular dental cleanings for optimal oral health. Contact us for effective care and management if you have retainers. You can also call if you have any questions regarding oral health issues.

Locations & Hours


Brier Creek




9400 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste 204
Raleigh, NC 27617

Phone: 984-477-0177
Fax: 919-249-1375

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

North Raleigh




1911 Falls Valley Drive, Ste 107
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 984-206-4242
Fax: 919-249-2145

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Knightdale




1101 Great Falls Ct, Ste 102
Knightdale, NC 27545

Phone: 984-733-0330
Fax: 919-415-1849

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm


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