Will my Retainer Still Work if Broken Without Missing Pieces?

My retainer cracked in half while I was cleaning it. There is no pieces missing and when I put them on it locked together while I still felt the normal pressure I do daily when sleeping with the retainer. Do you think that even if cracked in half, the retainer will have an affect on the teeth possibly shifting?

Doctor Answers 1

Broken things don't work the same as "non broken" things

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However, the difference may be clinically insignificant.  Without seeing all objects in question, it is hard to give much advice.

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