My removable retainer is distorted

If you removable retainer has become distorted, do not try to adjust it yourself. Stop wearing the retainer and contact the practice for an earlier appointment. Leaving your retainer out for more than a few days can cause your teeth to start moving so you will need a prompt appointment.

You can reduce the likelihood of distortion by always placing the retainer in a rigid box when it is not in you mouth. That way it is protected from knocks and falls as well as pets that might be attracted to the retainer.

Always use warm water when rinsing or cleaning the retainer. Icy or hot water will damage the retainer.