Case Study

Effective Cleaning of Orthodontic Appliances

Stephen Warunek, D.D.S., M.S.

An adult patient wore retainers full-time for five months. The schedule was then reduced to 18 hours of wear-time per day. At the same time, the patient began to soak the appliances in a popular denture cleanser for 12 hours at night, 2-3 times per week. Upon removal from the solution, the retainers were lightly brushed and rinsed with water.

After eight months of wear, the schedule was reduced to 12 hours of wear-time per day. It was noticed that the retainers had begun to discolor and display hard deposits. (Fig. 1 & 2)

Before using DentaSOAK®
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The patient was advised to follow the same maintenance routine but to replace the denture cleanser with DentaSOAK (formerly Oral Safe). After 10 days of use, DentaSOAK eliminated the hard deposits and restored the retainer to its original color. (Fig. 3 & 4)

After using DentaSOAK®
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About Dr Warunek

  • Dr. Warunek is an orthodontist in private practice as well as Clinical Assistant Professor and Course Director in the Department of Orthodontics at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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