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My retainer feels tight. Can I still wear it?

Written by Tina Siu May 26 • 1 minute read



As long as your retainer doesn’t hurt and still fits over your teeth, you can wear it – even if it feels tight. Your teeth may have slightly shifted, and you may need to wear your retainer longer each day to prevent your teeth from moving.

Try wearing your retainer full-time for a few days to encourage your teeth to move back into their correct positions. If the retainer continues to feel uncomfortable, contact Dr. Tina Siu to determine the next steps. She will help you determine the best plan to help you maintain your beautiful smile.

*What if the retainer doesn’t fit at all or feels painful?*

Don’t force it. Contact Dr. Siu, who will evaluate your situation and determine what actions, if any, are needed. It could be as simple as making a new retainer or, if necessary, making some clear aligners to tweak a tooth or teeth back into proper position.

*Trust Dr. Tina Siu*

You can work with Dr. Siu who is a board certified orthodontist and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile at any age. Call our office at 626-7960615 or reach us at https://www.tmsmiles.com/appointment-request/ to make an appointment today.

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