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Can anterior teeth intrude into the gums with modified retainers (cutting off molar parts) the same way molars intrude with Invisalign retainers?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Retainers

Retainers retain.
They are not active treatment appliances. Cutting off the molar coverage will cause molars to extrude, not intrusion of anterior teeth. Know 1. Invisalign and braces are not equivalent, braces work much better, and 2. Orthodontists are more proficient than Generalists at Orthodontic Care. Take your appliances and go see an Orthodontic Specialist for guidance.

In brief: Retainers

Retainers retain.
They are not active treatment appliances. Cutting off the molar coverage will cause molars to extrude, not intrusion of anterior teeth. Know 1. Invisalign and braces are not equivalent, braces work much better, and 2. Orthodontists are more proficient than Generalists at Orthodontic Care. Take your appliances and go see an Orthodontic Specialist for guidance.
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Dr. Debora Zivari
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

Anterior teeth may be intruded with modified retainers depending on the design and the purpose of the retainer.
Need to evaluate the fit with the dentist who placed the retainer.

In brief: Yes

Anterior teeth may be intruded with modified retainers depending on the design and the purpose of the retainer.
Need to evaluate the fit with the dentist who placed the retainer.
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