Retainer Brite 96 tablets (3 month supply) – Walmart.com.
Retainer Brite – Retainer Brite can be used in the same way as denture cleaners, but differs in that it is formulated with the right pH level that does not severely attack plastic.
Soak Hydrogen Peroxide and Water – Mix equal amounts of warm water and 3% hydrogen peroxide and soak your retainer for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water beforehand. Hydrogen peroxide kills some bacteria but does not remove plaque build-up.
Mix equal parts warm water and white vinegar in a clean stainless steel container. Dissolve 2 tablespoons of baking soda in the mixture. Place your retainer in the mixture for 15 minutes. Remove the retainer from the stainless steel case and rinse very thoroughly with warm or cold water.
You should clean your retainers every day to keep them hygienic and odor free. Use one tablet per daily cleaning. The tray is still effective when broken.
You get a pack of 96 tablets, which is enough for a full 3 months of daily use. Each tablet is individually wrapped so you can take Retainer Brite with you. Regular use of Retainer Brite will keep your device hygienic, clear, bright, fresh and debris free.
Each tablet is individually sealed in foil, making it easy to take Retainer Brite to the office or when travelling. Simply drop one tablet into warm tap water and soak your retainer or aligner tray for 15 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
For an easy build-up, soak your retainer in distilled water. Avoid tap water as it may contain harmful bacteria or minerals. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove plaque. For increased plaque build-up, soak your retainer in a mixture of baking soda and distilled water.
For a more thorough cleaning, mix lukewarm water with mild dish soap (toothpastes are abrasive and may scratch the surface of the retainer). Use a soft toothbrush or denture brush to gently remove plaque and other debris. If necessary, use a cotton swab to get into the deepest crevices and crevices on clear plastic mounts.
Use a stainless steel container to soak your retainer in a mixture of lukewarm water, white vinegar and baking soda. These compounds work together to remove plaque and kill bacteria. Let your retainer soak for 10 to 15 minutes and it should come out clean and sanitized.
Retainer Brite is not sold at Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid or Kmart. It is only available online at DentaKit.com.
Retainer Brite is the only product that really worked, it took me all year yellowing Invisaligns before I found this product. Now I have used it on my retainer which years later is still clear and unstained. The packaging has changed, but in my experience the product works the same.
To wash a retainer with Listerine, place the retainer in a glass or small bowl. Pour Listerine into the jar or bowl until the holder is completely submerged. It kills germs on contact, but it’s best if you let the retainer soak for at least 30 seconds.
Plaque is a buildup of bacteria that builds up around your teeth and can transfer to your retainers after you’ve worn them for a while. If you’ve ever looked at your retainers and seen yellowish or tan spots, you’ve probably seen plaque.
Never submerge your retainer in mouthwash, rubbing alcohol or bleach; the chemicals will distort it.
After rinsing your retainer, place it in a shallow dish and completely submerge it in vinegar. Let your retainer soak for 3-5 minutes. Do not leave on for more than 5 minutes as vinegar can damage your retainer if left on for too long. After soaking, scrub your retainer thoroughly with a toothbrush and rinse.