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How to Keep Your Teeth Clean When Wearing A Retainer

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There’s no doubt that more people are embracing orthodontic treatment because there are so many different brace systems to choose from. As an orthodontist we’re treating more adults than ever before, thanks to discreet methods of teeth straightening that systems such as Invisalign aligners provide.

Here are five tips for people to make sure their retainers are clean and free from bacteria.

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Why a Bonded Retainer Might Be The Best Choice After Braces

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A lot of time and effort goes into straightening your smile. But there is a possibility that it might not stay that way -  and all that hard work could be lost. The same natural mechanism that enables your teeth to move with braces could cause them to revert to their old, undesirable positions.

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Why Does My Retainer Smell Bad?

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You went to put your retainer in before bed, but when you opened the case a horrible smell jumped out at you. What in the world happened to your retainer during the day? Can retainers really rot? While it isn’t uncommon for retainers to develop a smell, there is something you can do about it, as well as things you can do to avoid it happening to begin with.

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