After getting teeth braces in Medford, you’ll need to wear a retainer. If you experience any issues with them, the good news is that most issues can be quickly fixed with some professional orthodontic guidance. Read on for responses to some of the most frequently asked questions about retainers that our orthodontic practice gets.
Do not attempt to force your retainer to fit over your teeth if it doesn’t. If it feels a little tighter than usual, you can try to put it on, but if you struggle a lot, you could injure yourself.
Your retainer probably doesn’t fit due to one of the two possibilities: either your teeth have moved or the retainer’s form has been altered in some way. If you haven’t used your retainer in a while, teeth shifting or repositioning is extremely common. The fit of your retainer might be significantly affected by this, especially when you skip even a few treatment nights.
Some patients unfortunately stop wearing their retainers after a while. You can keep wearing your retainer if you try it on and it fits. Just be sure to be compliant with the dos and don’ts of wearing your retainer, specifically those that your orthodontist has established.
Consult your orthodontist about your options if your retainer is uncomfortable to wear or no longer fits correctly. You might need a new one.
You can wear your retainer even if it seems uncomfortable as long as it still fits over your teeth. To encourage your teeth to realign themselves, you can start by wearing your retainer continuously for a few days.
Retainers play a crucial role in keeping your smile healthy, appealing, and straight. Do not hesitate to call our office if your retainer no longer fits, breaks, or if you have any other retainer-related inquiries.
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