My Retainer Is Loose & Doesn’t Fit -Replacing Retainers
The purpose of a retainer is to support the treated tooth, so if you feel that it is not touching your teeth or if you can move it with your tongue, it is probably loose. Get it fixed by your orthodontist.
The retainer may not fit properly if you go too long without wearing it, causing your teeth to move back to their pre-orthodontic positions. In the event that you wear your retainer as directed and it suddenly doesn’t fit, it may have been damaged or warped.
In this post, we’ll take you through the reasons why your retainer won’t fit and what to do to correct it. Let’s get going.
Dr. Michael McDermott earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Chemistry and Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He followed his undergraduate degrees with a doctorate in dental surgery at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with highest distinction.
Dr. Mike then furthered his dental education by earning a masters and certificate in Orthodontics at the University of St. Louis in Missouri.