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Problem with my retainer

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Posted by: chiptooth  (9 years ago)
I had braces on for about two years. When I got them off I waited for my retainers for about a week. In that time, one of my bottom teeth had moved slightly on top of the other. I wear my top retainer at night only. My orthodontist tightened my bottom retainer and he advised me to wear it all the time. I have been, but after a year of doing this, the tooth hasn't moved back yet. Is there a problem with my retainer? What else can be done to have my tooth move back?

Please advice and thank you very much.
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Posted by: wbitt15774  (9 years ago)
My son kept having that problem, so they just cemented his retainers in so they would be in all of the time.
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Posted by: dentin  (9 years ago)
Hello Chiptooth,

Just keep wearing them. I wore mine for about two years and I also thought it is not doing anything but after the
prescribed period, my teeth are now back in their proper places.:-)
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Posted by: deepwell  (9 years ago)
Hi Chiptooth!

Keep wearing your retainer even if you think your tooth isn't moving back. As long as it is fitted correctly, I guess it is doing its job. But if you are really bothered with it, I suggest you talk to your orthodontist about it. Good luck:-)