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Flossing permanent retainer

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:08 am
by Rickrolled
When I got my braces off, my ortho glued permanent retainers to each tooth on my upper and lower 6 as well as 2 removable. Lol at least I know my teeth are going nowhere.

The only trouble is is that is that I can't floss it. All the tutorials band such are no use even with super floss! The issue is it that I can't floss from the front as my teeth are so tight together (after sandpapering) and the retainer prevents the teeth from allowing a space for the floss to pass through and going in from the back is not an option (for the upper at least).

Are there any other options/ things I should do? I may buy a treader in the future.


Re: Flossing permanent retainer

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:27 pm
by EmilyTravels
Yeah, I'd recommend floss threaders by Oral B. They will go through really tight spaces. I also have a permanent bottom retainer, and these threaders work the best.

Re: Flossing permanent retainer

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:49 pm
by Speck
I agree with Emily and personally use them on a daily basis.

Re: Flossing permanent retainer

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:31 pm
by Jethro
Totally agree. These are the only things that allow you to floss efficiently when you have bonded retainers. I checked the box and it says Oral B Glide Threadder Floss (as opposed to floss threaders which are something different). I buy them at a local pharmacy/drug store but you can also find them online.

Congrats on getting your braces off!

All the Best,