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How should I clean my retainer?

Dustin S. Burleson, DDS
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Caring for a retainer is simple because they can easily be removed. It is recommended that they are cleaned daily, in order to maintain good oral hygiene and get rid of plaque and food particles. How the retainer is cleaned depends upon the type that you have, so you will need to check with the orthodontist for the cleaning recommendations on your specific version.

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