Have been advised by orthodontist to wear my new plastic retainer 24/7 even when eating. Will wearing it not stain it?
Doctor Answers 2
Douglas Jopling, DDS Dallas, Texas area
Wearing retainer at meal time is not recommended #DrSoftTouch
For my patients, I recommend removing the retainer when eating. Leaving your retainer in at meal time could result in it breaking and/or staining, not to mention increased risk of tooth decay. Curry will stain your plastic retainer, I've seen this before. I would recommend speaking with your orthodontist to clarify. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
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