Why do I need to look after my retainer?

Your orthodontic treatment doesn’t end when your braces are removed. No matter what type of braces you have, you will need a retainer to keep your new smile beautiful.

Retainers are exposed to the same bacteria and plaque as the rest of your mouth. If not properly cared for, they can harbour germs and create unpleasant odours. Like your teeth, they need to be cleaned – at least rinsed – after every meal. To keep your retainer germ-free and fresh, dentists and experts recommend you use a range of cleaning methods, from denture baths to UV light.