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If you’re not sure how to care for your Hawley retainer in Denver, Colorado, you’re not alone. Many people don’t know the specifics on how to keep their appliance in tip-top shape. This is quite unfortunate because the retainer needs to be cared for so it can care for the smile. So, to help you have a top-notch retainer by caring for it, our orthodontist, Dr. Nathan Helm, has some instructions for you.

-Make sure to clean your appliance daily. You can do so by brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. You can also soak it in denture cleaner to eliminate more plaque and bacteria.

-Keep your retainer away from hot temperatures. This is important because the heat can melt the plastic and change the way it fits in the mouth. Keep the appliance in a cool or room-temperature environment so it can stay in tip-top shape.

-When the retainer isn’t in your mouth, put it in its case and put it in a safe place. This is important because it’s easy to lose the retainer or accidentally throw it away when it’s not tucked away in a safe place.

Call Helm Orthodontics today at 303.371.0371 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to care for a Hawley retainer in Denver, Colorado. Our orthodontic team is happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!