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How do the orthodontists adjust the retainer if they move after your braces are off?
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In brief: Depends
Sometimes you can adjust a wire to re rotate just cutting the plastic will sometimes allow a tooth to move.
An aligner can be made which can re treat the tooth and then the retainer adjusted to the corrected relation.

In brief: Depends
Sometimes you can adjust a wire to re rotate just cutting the plastic will sometimes allow a tooth to move.
An aligner can be made which can re treat the tooth and then the retainer adjusted to the corrected relation.
Dr. Robert Eckelson
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Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
For minor movements and corrections the retainers can be adjusted, depending on the type of retainer used, wire and plate kind or the clear type.
If the teeth have moved a lot, a recorrective phase of treatment might be required. Please do not wait for your condition to get worse and see your orthodontist as soon as possible and if you have moved , ask him to recommend someone in your area.

In brief: Yes
For minor movements and corrections the retainers can be adjusted, depending on the type of retainer used, wire and plate kind or the clear type.
If the teeth have moved a lot, a recorrective phase of treatment might be required. Please do not wait for your condition to get worse and see your orthodontist as soon as possible and if you have moved , ask him to recommend someone in your area.
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
In brief: Tighten the Wire
If your teeth have shifted because you haven't worn your retainer, they need to be moved back into straight alignment.
If your retainer has a wire on it, often tightening this wire can put pressure on your teeth & straighten them again. This movement must be slight, however. If the retainer doesn't have a wire, then it usually can't move teeth...It's just meant to hold them. The orthodontist knows.

In brief: Tighten the Wire
If your teeth have shifted because you haven't worn your retainer, they need to be moved back into straight alignment.
If your retainer has a wire on it, often tightening this wire can put pressure on your teeth & straighten them again. This movement must be slight, however. If the retainer doesn't have a wire, then it usually can't move teeth...It's just meant to hold them. The orthodontist knows.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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