Braces, wires, bands and retainers can all trap food particles and make it difficult to brush or floss away plaque. careful brushing and flossing, preferably after every meal and snack, is the bet way to prevent plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease.
During the retention phase, it is important to brush your retainer every time you brush your teeth as they can accumulate food particles and plaque.
Once a day, you should soak your appliance in a glass of room-temperature tap water with a denture-cleaning tablet, such as Polident or Efferdent. This will help prevent plaque build-up and oral infections and will keep your appliance tasting better. Do not use hot water as it can distort the appliance.
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