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Nausea while wearing retainers
I got my braces off a month back. Currently I've fixed wire on my upper and lower teeth and i also wear clear retainers for my upper teeth. For the past few days, I've noticed that I'm feeling nauseous and it is making me gag. Do you think the retainers can be the reason?
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Most of the times retainers cannot be the reason. But if there is any portion of retainers extending upto your throat then get that corrected by your near by dentist.
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Hello dear Please be calm Yes ideally retainers Donot cause any discomfort but posterior retainers can irritate the palate and affect gag reflex.i suggest you to get your retainers checked for any extension .for any further questions you can consult me Thanks
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Nausea isn't related to retainer, however initially you may feel slight gagging as it's something new. But if it persists beyond a few days visit your dentist to get the retainer checked out. Once you get used to it which is mostly within 5 to 7 days, you shouldn't be feeling any gagging sensation. If you do, your retainer needs to be corrected for any extensions into the soft palate areas.
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