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Can i glue my plastic retainer back together

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
No: A retainer, if worn as directed, prevents tooth movement. Clear plastic tray retainers are not really adjustable. Your teeth may have to be realigne... Read More
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Retainer: If the relapse is merely mild, there's a chance that your retainer will still be effective. See your dentist because it is hard to give any recommend... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Teeth need to be moved slowly as to not damage the supporting bone. About . 25 mm per two weeks should be no problem.
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Contact DR. ARNOLD MALERMAN on health tap, he is the expert.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Teeth have to be retained 24/7 for a full year to achieve maximum stability. Part time retention after the year is then necessary to maintain. Stabili... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Retainer Cleaning: Here are a few simple ways to clean your retainer: 1. Rinse with water and apply friction with your fingers 2. Use your toothbrush, water and paste... Read More
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
21 years experience
Rinse, brush often: You should brush your retainer every time you brush your teeth. You should try to rinse or brush your retainer every time you eat. If there is build u... Read More
Dr. Howard Spector
Orthodontics 41 years experience
Cleaning retainers: The best way to clean your orthodontic retainer is with a cleanser designated specifically for that purpose. There are several "over-the-counter" pro... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, Endocrine surgery, Minimally invasive surgery 34 years experience
Sure .... but why?: Unless you are having ear surgery, there should be no problem with wearing a plastic retainer, for whatever reason, during surgery. If it has metal c... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Medina Dadurian
31 years experience
Once damaged, change: Once a clear aligner is damaged it need to be replace. They are not providing the treatment intended anymore.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Retainer: all your orthodontist ASAP and get your retainer replaced. Your teeth can shift or relapse if you wait.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Moving teeth using plastic aligners is better accomplished when being treated by a dentist. Orthodontics is not a DIY endeavour. Yes, plastic aligners... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Need adjustment: Retainers should fit well without denture adhesive. If they are not fitting properly, they are not working properly. Please return to your orthodont... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
No Essix: Your Essix cannot be used for othodontic tooth movement. If you have tooth movement, your Essix would have to be remade. Or your dentist might be able... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Cleaning retainers: Gently rinse w water every time you remove them. 2x/day gently wash w soap/water. Rinse thoroughly before reinserting. 1x/day place in a small bowl, c... Read More