I had braces over 5 years ago and i never wore the retainer after. But now i'm noticing my bottom tooth in the center is pushing forward and it is hitting my upper tooth when i bite down. If i wear my old metal wire retainer, will it correct the problem? The retainer i have still fits. Or do i need braces?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 16 - February - 2012, at 10:51 AM

  • If the old retainers are in good condition and they are fitting you wuithout causing any problem then you can wear them. It may correct the problem but atleast it will not worsen the condition. You can visit your orthodontist and discuss the problem with him as it is difficult for us to comment on this without the clinical examination. For more info on retainers you can visit the following link.......http://www.identalhub.com/article_understanding-retainers-after-braces-202.aspx

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