A 49-year-old member asked:
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Can retainers be tightened to move teeth back?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Oops: If teeth have shifted you're only seeing the tip of the iceberg. If change is minor retainer adjustment may help, but not entirely fix, the problem. Get to orthodontic specialist asap before problem gets worse. If problem severe enough, re-treatment may be necessary, and new result not as optimal as previous result. Don't wait, call now.
Answered on Jan 26, 2016

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Dr. Matthew Hyde
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Not sure: But it certainly would make sense to return to your orthodontist to evaluate it to be safe.

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