USMC asked in HealthDental · 7 years ago

i haven't worn my retainers in a long time?

the lower and upper teeth are starting to shift a bit and I have been starting to wear them again after a few months. they are really tight and don't fit all the way but they work. is this a bad idea or should I keep trying to fix this problem myself. thanks.

2 Answers

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    If the retainers are really tight and "don't fit all the way", then you shouldn't be using them to try and make your teeth straight again.

    Make an appointment with your orthodontist and take your retainers with you. They may need to be adjusted or you might need new ones.

    Source(s): Orthodontic assistant with over 30 years of experience.
  • 7 years ago

    Sandy is correct. You need to get the retainer adjusted.

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