Why do dogs eat retainers?

We hear at least 4-5 times a week that “my dog ate my retainer!” Dogs are attracted to the saliva, the smell, as well as the material that the retainers are made from. The clear Essix style retainers are usually made from EVA (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate). This is often the same type of vinyl found in a dogs chew toys. So keep your retainers tightly tucked away from your favorite furry friends! Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 10.47.12 AM