What if My Retainer Doesn’t Fit

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What if my retainer doesn’t fit? We know some of you are asking yourself this very question. The answer is simple. Consistent wear of retainers is necessary to maintain proper fit.

Retainers fit your teeth, bite, and mouth. You cannot share them with others for this reason. Additionally, you cannot wear your retainers properly if your teeth have shifted or the retainers break.

Not to worry. If this happens (which it does happen), there are several options. We recommend first, calling us. If we can chat over the phone about why it’s not fitting, that is going to help us guide you to the next step. If your retainer isn’t fitting, it could be due to three main reasons.

  1. My retainer doesn’t fit because it’s missing completely. The solution to this problem is a no-brainer – get a new retainer made as soon as possible to avoid further shifting.
  2. My retainer doesn’t fit because it cracked. Cracking can occur if the retainer bends or pulls during cleaning or removal from the mouth. It can also happen if you grind your teeth often at night. According to our experience, you need a new retainer made, as soon as possible.
  3. The reason your retainer doesn’t fit could also be due to distortion. This can happen when a dog/pet thinks they’re a nice chew toy! Another cause is when they melt from high heat (including the temperatures we have here in Katy, Texas).

Whatever the situation may be, we cannot stress enough to call us as soon as possible. Retainers are a part of your orthodontic treatment. We call this phase retention. While we don’t need you to visit our office on a regular basis during retention, this phase of treatment is for life. If you have any concerns with your retainer fitting, we are here to help. 

It is vital to the success of your treatment that you continue wearing your retainer for the rest of your life. Your teeth will remain straight, as long as you wear your retainer consistently. If you find yourself in a situation where your retainer doesn’t fit, give us a call at  (281) 392-0888!

Even if you were not treated at our office, we’re happy to answer questions for you. We are also able to scan your teeth for a new orthodontic retainer. We look forward to meeting you!

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Maricela, thank you for taking the time for this review. Your words are encouraging and we appreciate you! We can't wait to treat more of your friends and family on their orthodontic treatment too.

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Hey KCC fam! Meet Dr. G (Dr. Gutierrez). He is the primary doctor at Katy ClearChoice Orthodontics. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch and he has practiced in the Houston and Katy area since 1986. He is experienced in both Invisalign Orthodontics as well as traditional braces.

To learn more about Dr. G, check out the blog on our website (lots of fun facts there! 😉). 🔗https://kccortho.com/blog/ - linked in our bio
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Oops, I did it again! I lost my retainer. Who’s been there? ✋

We know it happens! 😎 we know all the secrets. 😂Although it may feel embarrassing, don’t worry about it.

The best thing you can do if you lose your retainer, it breaks, you stop wearing it for a while: ❕Call us right away!! 📱

Waiting too long without a retainer can cause shifting. We would hate to see you have to retreat (go through orthodontic treatment again) because you didn’t wear your retainer.

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