7AM GOOD MORNING!
Mornings are usually busy times, especially during the working week. If you wear an aligner or retainer then this can add time to your morning routine, unless you have some smart ways around it. Adapting to the changes in routine is an essential part of getting used to wearing a retainer, something Bethan and Emma know a lot about.
For Emma these changes started first thing in the morning, “I hate bad breath and sometimes when I’d wake up in the mornings, I’d take my aligner out and be quite conscious about cleaning it a lot.”
Thorough daily cleaning is key and this can take time and patience at the beginning. However, with a cleansing tablet, such as Poligrip Pro Guard & Retainer, you can soak your retainer in a glass with the cleansing solution for a few minutes, allowing you to get on with something else, whilst being confident in a thorough clean.
Emma also found dental cleansing tablets a game changer, but she didn’t learn about them until after she’d finished her clear aligner treatment, “It wasn’t until I finished treatment that I realised you can get these dental cleaning tablets that you just put into a glass of water and it cleans your aligners for you.”
You can find out more about cleaning your aligner or retainer here and about dental cleaning tablets here.
Whatever you do, don’t rush to clean your retainer or aligner before heading out of the front door to get to work. They’re fragile, as Emma discovered, “I wish people had told me…I broke two by cleaning them in a rush.”