A 34-year-old female asked:
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Why does a gap reopen even with permanent retainers on?

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Dr. Stephen Sandler
48 years experience in Dentistry
Check retainer: Depends what kind of retainer. With a bonded lingual retainer there should be no gap. If the retainer is removable then it is not fitting correctly and needs to be refit or remade.
Answered on Dec 12, 2019

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Detached: It's probably partially detached. Return to the orthodontist or dentist who made it for you.
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Retainer: Your retainer may require an adjustment. Please see your orthodontist.
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