Verify your email address to receive email notifications.

Verification sent. Please check your inbox to verify your address.

Unable to send verification. Please try again later.

  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    I have not used retainers after my braces were removed

    I did not use retainers after my braces were removed. Now my teeth have moved and there are gaps. Can I take another retainer to move the teeth back to their original position? Are there any other suggestions for ways to close the gap, besides wearing braces again? Thanks.
  • Find a professional to answer your question

  • Dr Manfred Lagemann

    Dentist, Oral Surgeon

    Special Interest in Dental Implants and Wisdom Tooth Removal. Qualified with a Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Dental Implants and Bachelor of Dental Science with … View Profile

    Retainers don't move teeth back unless its very very minor. You will more than likely need to move the teeth back through conventional braces or sequential aligners like ClearCorrect or Invisalign.

answer this question

You must be a Health Professional to answer this question. Log in or Sign up .

You may also like these related questions

Ask a health question

Empowering Australians to make better health choices