Fixed retainers are a small piece of wire, fitted to the inside surfaces of the teeth.
Spend an extra 30 seconds brushing your fixed retainer.
Ensure you contact all surfaces, especially the area of the tooth below the wire
Floss / interdental cleaning
Use ‘Superfloss’ or interdental brushes regularly to clean between the teeth.
Normal floss cannot be used as it cannot go down between the teeth. Superfloss is threaded through the teeth below the retainer and above the gum.
The use of electric toothbrushes and will help the cleaning.
Although the wire is a strong metal, the adhesive is much weaker and care must be taken not to fracture/break it. Hard, crunchy and sticky items should be avoided in the bonded retainer area, but if desired can be enjoyed elsewhere.