You've just received the good news from your orthodontist that your braces are ready to come off. Congratulations! After putting in the time, effort, and investment to perfect your smile, there's no doubt you're excited to show it off. But perhaps you've also learned you'll need to wear a retainer once your braces come off as a final step to permanently aligning your smile. There's still plenty of cause for celebration. A retainer is much less noticeable and easier to take care of than braces. Regardless of which type of retainer you get, you'll want to make sure you know how to properly care for it. Let's go over the best way to clean retainers, no matter the type you get.