Two set of essix retainer which to wear?

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darenlua
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Two set of essix retainer which to wear?

#1 Postby darenlua » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:15 am

Hi people I got an extra set of essix retainer in case I lose the first one but I just realize one fit tighter than the other after a few day so I am wondering if I should switch to a different retainer on alternate days . I thought both set of retainers should fit the same??

BlondeCam
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Re: Two set of essix retainer which to wear?

#2 Postby BlondeCam » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:10 am

My understanding is the Essix is an exact model of your teeth the day your braces were removed. I would think they'd be exactly the same too. Take both sets at your next check up and have the ortho take a look. I'm sure it doesn't matter which set you wear as much as you're wearing them. The struggle is real with retainers.

Chickenlady4321
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Re: Two set of essix retainer which to wear?

#3 Postby Chickenlady4321 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:29 pm

I’ve gotten tons of sets of retainers because I wear them out really frequently. Every time they make me 2 pairs and they always fit different. Especially the top ones. I think every pair just suctions down differently onto the impression.

FlyByNight
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Re: Two set of essix retainer which to wear?

#4 Postby FlyByNight » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:47 am

I have 3 sets of Essix retainers. All were pressed at the same time, and all 3 give me different bites. I usually switch them every month or so but if I did every day, my teeth would be loose!


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