How to Keep Teeth Clean with Fixed Retainers

How to Keep Teeth Clean with Fixed Retainers
Posted on 10/03/2022
If you have been planning some orthodontic work, then you have come to the right place. At Huls Orthodontics in Champaign and Monticello, Illinois, we specialize in helping you achieve your dental dreams. We have a talented, caring, and friendly staff led by Dr. Mark B. Huls. Oral health is our passion, and with our orthodontic treatment, we will take care of all your dental needs. We encourage preventative care through good oral hygiene practices, like brushing correctly, flossing, and keeping your fixed retainers clean. We want your beautiful smile to last a long time. 

While good oral hygiene is a must to keep a wonderful smile, it can be difficult and require patience when you have braces or fixed retainers. We offer you orthodontic braces that give you plenty of options to achieve the smile you want. Contact us today for more information. Here are some helpful tips.

Cleaning Fixed Retainers

  • Brushing your teeth - make sure you are correctly brushing your teeth. Your toothbrush should be angled as you brush. Brushing above, below, and in between brackets is important to remove all plaque. Consult your orthodontist to make sure you are brushing correctly because with our adult orthodontic treatment we strive for preventative care.
  • Flossing - flossing with fixed retainers can be difficult and requires patience. However, depending on the placement of your retainers and with the right tools like floss threaders or a water flosser, flossing doesn't have to be a challenge.
  • Regular dental checkups - caring for your teeth is important and by having regular dental visits, your dentist can make sure you are cleaning correctly and they can clean whatever you can't reach. With our orthodontic treatment at our Champaign and Monticello offices, we aim to help you achieve the best oral health care possible.

Schedule Your Appointment!

Keeping your teeth clean while wearing fixed retainers can take a little extra time and care, but the smile you have for the rest of your life should be worth it. Contact us today! Our professional staff here at Huls Orthodontics is ready to assist you. We are located at 481 Devonshire Dr, Champaign, IL 61820 and 817 S Charter St, Monticello, IL 61856. Or call us at (217) 352-4334.