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How Long Do You Have to Wear a Retainer?

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When you get your braces off, you might think you’re done with your orthodontic treatment, but you’re actually about to embark on the next phase of your journey: maintaining your results for a lifetime! For …

a person cleans a retainer

How Do You Clean a Retainer?

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Plaque and bacteria accumulate on retainers the same way they do on the surfaces of your teeth, so it’s important to keep them clean. While retainers themselves can’t get cavities, the bacteria they harbor can …