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Does residual glue leftover from braces wear away on its own? im going to get scaling done again and get new impressions for a new retainer, but lets say i leave this glue on my teeth, will my current retainer become loose if this glue wears away?

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Dr. Neil McLeod answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

1. The bonding material used to hold your othodontic anchors in place does not wear away on its own. 2. The remanants of bonding will not materially affect the fit of your retainers. Ask your dentist to polish and smooth the remaining bonding off before taking the impressions.

Answered 4/9/2023

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Have the adhesive removed before the new impressions are taken.

Answered 4/10/2023

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