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can i glue my plastic retainer back together

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
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

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Durable & Adjustable: An orthodontic retainer made with a metal wire and acrylic is more durable and is adjustable, to a point. The vacuumed formed/3D printed plastic retai ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Medina Dadurian
29 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Once damaged, change: Once a clear aligner is damaged it need to be replace. They are not providing the treatment intended anymore.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Retainer: all your orthodontist ASAP and get your retainer replaced. Your teeth can shift or relapse if you wait.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Vinegar and Water: Add 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar to a cup warm tap water and soak your retainer for 20 minutes. Then brush your retainer gently with a soft b ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
PVC: This is a polypropylene or polyvinylchloride material, typically .020" or .030" thick. PVC only releases dioxin if it is not incinerated properly. It ... Read More
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