How To Clean Your Hawley Retainer
As tartar and plaque can build up on your teeth, too, can they build up on your retainer. Thus, it's important to clean your retainer diligently and correctly. There are a few things you should do when cleaning:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush it gently with your toothpaste
- Soak it in a cleaning agent to freshen it up and kill germs
- Follow your orthodontist advice on proper retainer cleaning etiquette
A Hawley retainer is very common across multiple age groups. Most people – children and adults – need to wear them for a period after removing their braces. But the good news is you have a beautiful smile waiting for you! Obtaining and maintaining a straight, functional, and desirable grin of teeth will build confidence and allow for a lifetime of healthy dental visits.
Consider the Hawley retainer the last leg in your teeth straightening journey. It's a slight hurdle that has your best smile ready for you at the finish line. Remember to check in with your orthodontist for any questions or concerns you have with your retainer.