I have had my retainers for 3-4 years now (wearing them always at night). Although they fit, I noticed that there's a small space between a few of my teeth and the retainer (specifically the canine and the teeth directly under it). I have talked to my ortho about it however it is not the same one who has treated me through my braces process and he claims there's nothing wrong. However I feel like my teeth grown throughout the years and may be the reason why my retainer doesnt fit like it oncehas
Can my Teeth Still Shift/grow with Retainers?
Doctor Answers (1)
Teeth CAN move
Retainers aren't bulletproof and can warp. Night time use is not as effective as 24/7, so expect SOME shift, but VERY little. If "perfect" is a goal, get used to disappointment.
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