Topic: Can I wear a retainer while on a dental bridge

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September 3, 2012 at 2:52 am #15557
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I had braces before and I think the work is undone since there is a gap in between my upper teeth which is visible enough. I wore my braces religiously for the past 4 years and the gap is still there. I feel so frustrated and did a dental bridge a year ago since the dentist said my teeth are aligned.
After the dental bridge treatment, I stopped wearing my retainer. I assumed because the gap is filled so there is no reason to wear back my retainer. Also, the retainer wont fits the dental bridge.
Now after a year without wearing my retainer, I noticed that my teeth are moving and not aligned as before. Thus I have hard time to bite. Lately, I feel some pain while I was sleeping especially where the dental bridge is placed.
My concern is t is ok to wear my retainer since I have my dental bridge. I’m very worried if the metal of the retainer going to stress the dental bridge since that is the teeth involved.

September 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm #15586
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It is possible that a “Repositioner” could be made to move the teeth back to the correct position

This is a removable retainer that is made from a model of your teeth that has had the teeth moved to the correct position

Your dentist would be able to do this for you

Best wishes

Dr Stuart Orton-Jones
B.D.S. L.D.S. R.C.S.
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