Broken Fixed Retainer

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Chickenlady4321
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Broken Fixed Retainer

#1 Post by Chickenlady4321 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:43 am

So throughout the years my fixed retainer on the bottom has broken several different times. Tonight it broke again. I was told as long as I wear my removable retainers nightly I wouldn’t need the fixed retainer, but my question is, will my removable retainer fit differently now that the fixed wire is broken off and will I have to get a new removable retainer made to fit my teeth without the fixed retainer? Or will the removable retainer still fit good enough?

KittyNat
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Re: Broken Fixed Retainer

#2 Post by KittyNat » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:26 am

I guess it depends what kind of removable retainer you have. I have hawley retainers both top and bottom and permanent retainers. The hawley retainers have extra space built in for my permanent retainers so I am not sure if they would hold my teeth firmly in place enough.

Chickenlady4321
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Re: Broken Fixed Retainer

#3 Post by Chickenlady4321 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:28 am

Mine are the clear essix retainers. My dentist told me this morning that the retainer should still fit well enough, but I still want to see if anyone else has had this happen and get some other opinions.

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