Retainers

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Braceblues
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Retainers

#1 Post by Braceblues »

How long does it take to get used to the retainers? I have mine for two weeks now but they are tight and give me headaches. Anyone else have this problem?

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#2 Post by bbsadmin »

What type of retainers do you have? Acrylic and metal, or clear plastic?
I'm the owner/admin of this site. Had ceramic uppers, metal lowers ~3 years in my early 40's. Now in Hawley retainers at night!

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#3 Post by Braceblues »

Mine are the clear.

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#4 Post by bbsadmin »

The clear plastic (Essix) retainers can't really be adjusted like an acrylic and metal (Hawley) retainer. I suggest that you speak to your orthodontist or dentist about this problem. Perhaps your retainers can be re-made to be less tight.
I'm the owner/admin of this site. Had ceramic uppers, metal lowers ~3 years in my early 40's. Now in Hawley retainers at night!

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