Megan asked in HealthDental · 1 decade ago

clear retainers how should i clean them?

i got clear retainers yesterday after getting my braces off how should i clean them? and how often cause i cleaned them with stuff my ortho gave me but it still feel gross.

should i buy denture cleaner?

Update:

will brushing scratch them up?

7 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    k. i hav those rite now too. i also hav the hawly (which i like a lot better cuz its easier to clean and doesnt collect all the saliva the clear ones do but back to cleaning the clears) i just use a tooth brush and tooth paste. they say u shouldnt use a toothbrush or paste cuz u "might scratch the surface" but heres the thing. they may start to look cloudy when they're sitting in their case but once they get wet and get in ur mouth... they're clear! JUST LIKE MAGIC!!! so just use wat u use to clean ur teeth. and u no how tooth brushes come in soft medium and hard bristles... use either the soft or the medium... the hard ones mite scatch alot... plus they'll wear down ur enamal. i've heard about using dentur cleaner. im sure it works. but peroxide, alcohol, or mouthwash works just the same.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    If you could clean them daily with denture cleaner, it would work great. Also, brushing them with a tooth brush helps get anything off of them that the denture cleaner doesn't.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • JAJ
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    My orthodontists told me to just brush the retainer daily with toothpaste and rinse it off with cool water. Hot water will damage the retainer.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    yes brushing will scratch them. Please to soak them in white vinegar that you buy at the supermarket. This works better than any denture cleaner. was told this by my orthodontist when i got my retainers

    • Login to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I agree. RetainerBrite was given to me by my Orthodontist when I got my braces off with this vibrating tray but Efferdent works just the same and is less expensive.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    Get the sonic cleaner

    http://www.dentakit.com/cosocl.html

    It works very good make sure you clean it good our it will turn yellow

    good luck

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    i clean mine with another tooth brush i have........just brush them with toothpaste and rinse them off with COLD water not hot and dont use mouth wash on them or with them in your mouth it will destroy them :]

    • Login to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.