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What happens if I drop my retainer on the floor?
If your retainer fell on the ground or other nasty place, you should sanitize it before popping it back in your mouth. For this, you can use warm water with a mild detergent and soft toothbrush, following by a quick soak in a germ-killing mouthwash solution like Listerine. Rinse off completely before wearing.
Can my retainer break if I drop it?
Flipping retainers in your mouth or chewing your retainers will cause breakage or damage to the retainer. Please keep it on your teeth. Retainers will break or chip if they are dropped. If they are placed in a pocket you may sit on them and break them.
What happens if I drop my Invisalign?
You basically have two options: you can revert back to the aligners you’d worn right before the ones you lost or you can use the Invisalign braces that are next in line for your treatment. In general, it’s often wise to go back to your previous set of aligners to prevent your teeth from drifting out of alignment.
What do I do if I dropped my retainer in the toilet?
If your retainer has been thrown into the trash can, your dog got a hold of it or you dropped it on the floor, you need to disinfect, sanitize it. You can use a small amount of bleach and water (1:9 ratio) to disinfect. You could use anti-bacterial soap and water and scrub, scrub, scrub.
How do you clean a dropped retainer in the sink?
Mild Castile Soap Retainer Cleaner Mix a bit of liquid castile soap in warm water and submerge your retainer. While submerged, scrub the retainer with a toothbrush. Rinse and you’re done.
What do I do if my retainer breaks in quarantine?
Here are some options to help you:
- If your orthodontist can’t repair your broken retainer, your best option is to get a new retainer made as soon as possible.
- If you can’t visit your orthodontist right away, ask if they can remake your retainer based on their records.
What to do if permanent retainer falls off?
If you have a broken permanent retainer that comes completely off your teeth, your orthodontist can oftentimes take this same retainer and bond it back onto the teeth. If this happens to you, it’s a good idea to save the permanent retainer and bring it in with you to your appointment.
How do you clean Invisalign after dropping the floor?
Always clean your aligners before reinserting them in your mouth, especially if they are not hygienic for some reason, such as dropping them on the floor. Invisalign recommends the use of their own Cleaning Kit with sanitizing crystals that thoroughly clean your aligners in fifteen minutes or less.
How do you clean Invisalign after dropping them?
Go to your next set of aligners if it almost time to change them. I soak mine in hydrogen peroxide and whitening mouth wash (clear). For those Invisalign users who are looking for something to clean and keep your trays smelling fresh – My daughter is now using the 3 minute Polident tablets.