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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Retainer: To retain, is to keep in place. A retainer is fabricated to keep orthodontically aligned teeth from relapsing. If the teeth shifted ever so slightly d ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Don't: Remove your prosthesis before bed, gently brush ( no toothpaste), then place into denture cleaner over night.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Invisalign: Invisalign is a system that uses plastic aligners to move teeth without braces. Search for it on the internet.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
No: A retainer does just what the word means. It retains. It retains the teeth in the position that they are currently in, and stops them from getting mor ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
The opposite is true: flossing your teeth after a meal can help to prevent gum disease and teeth to shift.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Probably not: A retainer is not an active appliance.. It is designed to hold teeth in place, not move them. If the teeth have shifted just a bit, and the retainer i ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience in Dentistry
With luck: Depending on how your teeth have shifted, this may be possible. If the space required for proper alignment is not still available, however, it is much ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Traditional braces can move your teeth in almost any direction. Shifting them up is possible, but if they need to go up a lot, sometimes jaw surgery ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Heiber
49 years experience in Orthodontics
By : By definition, a retainer holds the teeth in place and does not change them. The best way to find the simplest treatment for your problem would be to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Ask your dentist: This is your second question about your treatment options. You should be asking the dentists who will be actually treating you. This is a very bad way ... Read More

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