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Can my retainer re-straighten my teeth after i stopped wearing it for a while?

Can my retainer re-straighten my teeth after i stopped wearing it for a while?

Depends: It really depends on the period that you did not wear the retainers, if the retainer fits tight or with some difficulty , it might work, your teeth well be sore for a while. In longer periods you might need a little adjustment, or a new retainer, or even in severe cases new braces all over again. You dentist well be able to tell you. ...Read more

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Retainer (Definition)

Retainers are orthodontic appliances designed to minimize changes over time in your nice orthodontic result that you and your orthodontist have worked so hard for. Wear them as ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

Take care of your teeth
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See an orthodontist
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See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?

Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?

Mention concern: Probably will do neither. Retainers are meant to retain the teeth in place after orthodontics is completed, and nti appliance helps to reduce stress on muscles and tmjoints and harmful effects of bruxism. I would suggest that you discuss your concerns and discomfort with your orthodontist. Unfortunately, not being able to actually see the appliance i can only give you some generalizations. ...Read more

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Would a retainer slightly straighten teeth?

RETAIN - er: A retainer is designed to retain teeth in their final position after orthodontic care has been completed. You may need an appliance that actively moves teeth, and that may be possible in your situation. Consult with a local orthodontist for your options. ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

Seek the opinion of a dentist
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Consider all options: remember your bite will not fix itself
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Know you'll likely need to wear a retainer after treatment: persevere
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Will a bite plate straighten my teeth?

Will a bite plate straighten my teeth?

Not necessarily: I am not an orthodontist, but my impression is that a bite plate may correct an underbite or an overbite, but not straighten teeth. You need braces to do that. ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist to get braces. Brush well
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Use retainer to keep teeth straight after removing
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