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Glue stained/flossing around permanent retainers

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:41 am
by Voix
I had permanent retainers applied last week and the glue (on the bottom one, at least) has stained yellow already.

Should I be concerned?

Additionally, how do you floss around them?

Re: Glue stained/flossing around permanent retainers

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:30 am
by UGHBRACES
You floss above the wire like normal. To get underneath the wire you need floss with a stiffened tip and push it in at the gumline.

About a minute into this video it demonstrates flossing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aox2MwH2hzA

Re: Glue stained/flossing around permanent retainers

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:40 pm
by ferris572
I think they sell special floss for this.