A 45-year-old member asked:
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Can an old retainer mess up your teeth?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: An old retainer may be ill fitting. An ill fitting appliance may cause permanent damage to the teeth, bones and gums. See your orthodontist first.
Answered on Aug 29, 2013

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