A 31-year-old female asked:
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lost my retainer and will visit the orthodontist next week (8 days without it by then). i wear retainer most nights, braces off 10 years ago. relapse?

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Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Unlikely: unlikely but the new retainer WILL be tight so watch out for soreness and take some ibuprofen (600mg) when you place it in because your teeth and mouth will be sore
Answered on Feb 25, 2016
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not a lot: After 10 years your teeth will not shift rapidly, but without retention they will eventually change. Yes, please see your Orthodontist.
Answered on Mar 1, 2016
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