I had my braces removed on a Monday. The orthodontist gave me a removable retainer and a bonded retainer was placed on the back of my front top & bottom teeth. Friday I noticed a new open space where I previously had the biggest gap. I've been wearing my removable retainer every night. My gums were also puffy when they took the braces off and they don't seem to be getting any better-they hurt when I put the retainer in at night. What is the problem??
Teeth Moved-Braces Removed 5 Days Ago?
Doctor Answers (1)
Don't walk, Run -back to your orthodontist and let them know. This might be caused by any one of many reasons. Usually, I request full time wear immediately after removal of braces but I don't want to speak for your orthodontist. I am sure they will help you out
Vijay Bhagia, Space Center Orthodontics, Houston
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