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    Can I re-wear my retainers to fix my teeth?

    I stopped wearing my retainers and notice that one of my front teeth started to shift. I have recently tried wearing it again. It fits, but it is more tight on top. It is okay to wear them for a while to try to make my tooth straight again? Or will it damage my teeth or gums?
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  • Principal dentist of Newington Dental Care. Previous teaching staff for the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney. Special interest in dental anxiety management and orthodontics. … View Profile

    Please visit your dentist or orthodontist to make sure the retainer is indeed fitting accurately particularly if you haven't worn them for a while. A poorly fitting retainer may damage your teeth and gums and also result in more movement of teeth.

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