I went to the orthodontist the other day. I used to have this wire thing cemented inside my lower front teeth. It wasn’t visible, nor annoying. Hell, I actually forgot it was there. I had it removed when I was there. It felt strange at first. They replaced the wire with a retainer that I wear at night. It’s one of the clear plastic cap types. (apparently they don’t make the pink plastic and metal variety anymore)
Anyway, I forgot how much retainers swell. I’ve only worn it twice and it already smells like an itchy asshole. I think I’m going to try keeping it a cup of water or something to try and avoid the smell and cut down on cleaning it.