After your braces have been removed, whether they are traditional metal braces or “invisible” plastic braces, you'll most likely need to wear a retainer. Retainers keep your teeth from moving back to their original position. How long you need to wear a retainer depends on a number of factors. There are various types of retainers, too.

No matter what type of retainer or oral appliance you wear, it's important that you clean it on a daily basis to get rid of any food debris, bacteria, and other germs. Whether you're wearing a dental bridge, sports mouthguard, or a retainer, it's best to use an all-natural retainer cleaner like the CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner. Continue reading to learn more about natural retainer cleaners.

Why should I use an all-natural retainer cleaner?

Some retainer cleaners have harmful chemicals in them, even if they claim to be non-toxic. Some of these chemicals include bleach or alcohol. While these chemicals are effective at sanitizing your retainer, dentures, or snore guards, it is not a good idea to use them on an oral appliance because you'll be putting the appliance back into your mouth. Sure, you'll rinse it off before you do so, but do you want to take the chance that you'll be ingesting even small particles of these toxins? Probably not. And there's no reason you should when there are natural options available.

Of course, the CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner is not the only natural option available to you. Some people use vinegar and hydrogen peroxide, which is a natural option. You could soak your retainer or nightguard or other oral appliance in vinegar for half an hour and then soak it in hydrogen peroxide for another half an hour, then rinse it and wear it. However, it's kind of time-consuming. Or you could soak your retainer in vinegar for more than five hours. Also a bit time-consuming. But the real downside to this option is the taste when you put the retainer back in your mouth, even after rinsing it off. Who wants to wear a retainer that tastes like vinegar? Yuck!

A more palatable option for cleaning your retainer naturally is a baking soda paste made by mixing baking soda with water. Unfortunately, this can be pretty messy and inconvenient. Also, baking soda is abrasive and can cause surface scratching on your retainer or other oral appliance. These scratches can lead to bacterial buildup as well as unsightly stains.

So what is the best natural retainer cleaner?

The CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner is easy to use and has a minty-fresh taste so it's a joy to put it back in when you've finished cleaning your retainer. All you need to do to clean your retainer is spray it with the cleaner, rub it off with a soft cloth, and rinse it in clean water. For an extra-sanitizing clean, you can spray the cleaner on and leave it for a couple of hours before removing it and rinsing your retainer. Don't forget to clean the case, as well. CustMbite's retainer cleaner is vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and free of sugar and gluten. It's also made in the U.S.A. according to U.S. regulations, so you can be sure it's safe to use.

If using an all-natural retainer cleaner is important to you, order the best natural retainer cleaner online today.