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If you want to maintain a straight, healthy, and attractive smile, then you need to take good care of your retainer. If you don’t, your retainer could become damaged and even lost. So, to help you keep your retainer in tip-top shape, Dr. E. Glenn Glassman and our orthodontic team are happy to give you the tips you need.

Tip No. 1: Clean your retainer each time you clean your teeth, which should be twice a day. You can clean your retainer by soaking it in denture cleaner or by sanitizing it with clean antibacterial soap. When you are done soaking or cleaning your retainer, rinse it off with water.

Tip No. 2: Keep your retainer in a safe place. To do so, you just need to put it in its little retainer box. Once it’s in the box, put it in a place that is safe and unforgettable. This can be in your bedside table, bathroom cupboard, or bathroom drawer.

Do you have questions about how to care for your retainer in St. Louis, Missouri? If so, our orthodontic team at Orthocare Systems Orthodontics is here to help you! All you need to do is dial 314-739-8888 and we will be happy to talk with you and give you the answers you need. We look forward to helping you maintain the smile of your dreams!