Any time your retainer is not in your mouth, it should be safely secured in a protective retainer case. Storing your retainer in a retainer case is the only way to keep it hygienic and damage-free. Don't worry, though — just because you have to use a retainer case doesn't mean it can't be stylish.
Different Types of Retainer Cases
Before you choose your retainer case, make sure you know your options. There are several types of retainer cases on the market.
Three common choices are:
Plastic cases: Plastic retainer cases are the most popular type of case. For this reason, they are easy to find. Many people like plastic cases because they offer protection at an affordable price. Keep in mind that you will need to replace your plastic retainer case as it wears down over time.
Soft cases: Soft retainer cases are a little harder to find than plastic cases, but they are a great choice for people who travel frequently. The soft exterior makes the case adaptable, lightweight and easily portable. However, soft retainer cases are usually less affordable and do not provide quite as much protection as solid plastic or metal cases.
Metal cases: Some people prefer the strength and sleek style of an aluminum or stainless steel retainer case. Metal cases are durable and stylish. Keep in mind, the attractive finish usually comes with a higher price tag.
No matter what kind of retainer case you choose, it is important that it is ventilated to prevent bacterial growth. You should also replace your retainer case regularly.
Cute Retainer Cases for Tweens and Teens
If you are a tween or teen who needs a retainer, there are several cute retainer cases available for you to choose from. Each one will help showcase your unique personality:
Angie's Ortho Elastics Retainer Box: Angie's Ortho Elastic Retainer Boxes take the shape of cute, colorful "dental friends." The animated faces make them ideal for a young, fun-loving retainer wearer.
Zumoe Fun Retainer Cases: Zumoe's Fun Retainer Case collection features bold prints, including dragons, colorful hearts and owls.
Quist Dental cases: These retainer cases from Quist Dental have a unique marbled design and are available in several colors.
High Gloss Ortho Boxes: These colorful cases are constructed with flexible plastic and boast an ultra-shiny finish.
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