A 52-year-old member asked:
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Could your teeth still move in retainers?

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Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Unless the retainer is rigidly retaining every single one of the teeth, then there is a possibility that they can still move. Most orthodontic retainers don't retain every tooth that rigidly.
Answered on Nov 19, 2013

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