dentist-icon
Broken retainer
My upper retainer has been broken. Till the time I get an appointment with my orthodontist , what should I do since new retainer might take some time to come?
108 Views v

Answers (13)

Like the answers? Consult privately with the doctor of your choice

get a new one immediately. till then keep on wearing the broken one if it is not loose. it should not hurt your tongue and cheeks 
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?

Didn't find the answer you are looking for?

Talk to experienced dentist online and get your health questions answered in just 5 minutes.

doctor profile image doctor profile image doctor profile image doctor profile image +153
Consult with a dentist
Online now
Request your Orthodontist for emergency appointment. As new retainer is essential to avoid movement of teeth. Hope this helped.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Get new retainer
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Get the new retainer made as soon as posible.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Don’t panic,discuss with your dental surgeon
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Most probably your removable retainer must be broken. If so it will be repaired in very less time. If permanent then plz visit your dentist as soon as possible for you
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Consulat yout orthodontist early as possible because retainer you have to wear after ortho treatment 
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Hi mam your removable or fixed upper retainer is broken? If Removable retainer is broken then visit any nearby dentist and get an impression done so that you can get the removable retainer within a day or two. Till then wear your broken retainer itself atleast during night. If Fixed retainer is broken in a single tooth or so you can visit your dentist and get it fixed immediately and later have a consultation with your orthodontist. Please don't delay waiting for your orthodontist as it is an emergency.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
You can just make sure you get your new retainers as soon as possible .
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Hello Get it replace as soon as possible.bcz it is like orthodontic emergency
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Better to Visit a local orthodontist and get a retainer.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Hi, Get in touch with your Orthodontist immediately and get the appointment. It is not advisable to stay without your retainer for long period of time.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Broken retainer can be considered as orthodontic emergency. If it not grossly deformed or mutilated , than is can be used for couple of days , your orthodontist will be best judge to suggest you in this regard.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
0/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.