Fixing a retainer

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adamnaw
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Fixing a retainer

#1 Post by adamnaw »

The wire part with the little ball of my top retainer has snapped off. Is it possible to fix this or do I need a new retainer?

Example of a top retainer similar to mine:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/or ... b93f8e.jpg

adamnaw
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Re: Fixing a retainer

#2 Post by adamnaw »

One of the wire parts with the little ball*

Didn't see a way to edit the post.

adamnaw
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Re: Fixing a retainer

#3 Post by adamnaw »

anyone? :)

jem
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Re: Fixing a retainer

#4 Post by jem »

Yes your ortho should be able to send it back to the technician who made it for repair. Do you have an essix you can use in the meantime?


Jem
Sectional brace with Damon clear brackets fitted to front 6 upper teeth 3 January 2012
Brackets added to premolars 2 April 2012
Estimated treatment time originally 6-9 months
. Brace removed on 22 July 2013 after 18 months and 19 days
Now enjoying bonded upper retainer plus part time essix/hawley( I have both)

Click here for my story http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=42194

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