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Edges of my retainer are a bit sharp. Can I file them?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: I wouldn't

See the dentist/orthodontist or whoever treated you with it to do the filing or whatever manipulation needed.

In brief: I wouldn't

See the dentist/orthodontist or whoever treated you with it to do the filing or whatever manipulation needed.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Use an emery board

Use of an emery board (finger nail file) will accomplish removal of a sharp spot and not do any damage to the retainer.
This assumes you can determine the offensive area. If unsure, consult your orthodontist.

In brief: Use an emery board

Use of an emery board (finger nail file) will accomplish removal of a sharp spot and not do any damage to the retainer.
This assumes you can determine the offensive area. If unsure, consult your orthodontist.
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman
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