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What can I do to floss with a permanent retainer?

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In brief: Superfloss

At your pharmacy you will find a special floss that has a hardened end which slips under the bonded piece, between your teeth.
The dentist who placed this retainer should have explained this to you.

In brief: Superfloss

At your pharmacy you will find a special floss that has a hardened end which slips under the bonded piece, between your teeth.
The dentist who placed this retainer should have explained this to you.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
You can also try a floss threader, Air Flosser, or Water Pik. All will be of benefit.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Options

First call your Orthodontic Specialist for the ideal solution customized to your needs.
Discuss floss threader, proxi-brush, Air-Flosser, Water-Pik, and other modalities. Your Orthodontist will know the best solution for you.

In brief: Options

First call your Orthodontic Specialist for the ideal solution customized to your needs.
Discuss floss threader, proxi-brush, Air-Flosser, Water-Pik, and other modalities. Your Orthodontist will know the best solution for you.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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In brief: Floss threader

To floss under a permanent retainer you can usually use whats called a floss threader (sold at most drug stores).
You can thread floss onto it, same way you thread a needle and use it to get under the retainer.

In brief: Floss threader

To floss under a permanent retainer you can usually use whats called a floss threader (sold at most drug stores).
You can thread floss onto it, same way you thread a needle and use it to get under the retainer.
Dr. Orly Hendizadeh
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