Both of my clear retainers are broken in half. I have had it like that for a month - just wondering if it will affect my teeth
Doctor Answers 5
Protect your Investment
My suggestion is to go back and visit your orthodontist as soon as possible. You have just invested a lot of your time and money into having a beautiful smile. The best way to protect your investment, is wearing a removable retainer every night. I tell my patients "night time for a lifetime".
Maintaining your beautiful smile
Dr. Jennifer Stachel
If you put a fixed retainer on the top front 4 teeth, it will hold those in place and they should not move. The rest of the teeth would not have any kind of retainer on them -- this means that they may shift over time. My suggestion for this would be to place a fixed retainer on the front 4 teeth and then a clear retainer over that.
If you are happy with the position of your teeth right now, you can get a new set of retainers made without needing braces. If any of the teeth have moved and you want them to move back, this may require braces and then a new set of retainers.
If it happens to break again in the future, go right away to get a new one so the teeth don't shift
Hope this helps!
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