The cleanliness of the appliance is essential. You can use a toothbrush with COLD water (DO NOT use hot/boiling water as this will distort the retainer and will need replacing at a charge) to clean your brace before wearing it again; we advise against using toothpaste as this is abrasive and can wear the retainer down. You can also immerse the appliance in a cleaning solution such as ‘Retainer Brite’ for a few minutes occasionally.
You must keep your appliances safe whilst not wearing them to avoid breakages (in a hard case, which you can purchase from our reception). Breakages of your appliance may result in a relapse of your teeth; therefore, you will need to contact your surgery ASAP should you break or lose your retainer. If the retainer cannot be fixed, there may be a charge for replacing the appliance.