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Long story short, I lost my retainer and my teeth have shifted so if I do get a new mould, I don't see the point because they still won't be perfectly straight. Is there a type of retainer that can actually shift your teeth instead of keeping them in the same position? E.g. If they can make me a pair of my first retainers(which I highly doubt)

Any suggestions? I don't want them to shift back to their old position soon!
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Long story short, I lost my retainer and my teeth have shifted so if I do get a new mould, I don't see the point because they still won't be perfectly straight. Is there a type of retainer that can actually shift your teeth instead of keeping them in the same position? E.g. If they can make me a pair of my first retainers(which I highly doubt)

Any suggestions? I don't want them to shift back to their old position soon!
I'm sorry, I don't know the answer to your question, but, how are you today, wuu2?
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Going by what my orthodontist said when my braces were (finally) taken off, I don't think you can correct teeth position with retainers, only maintain them.
If they made your old retainers again for you they just wouldn't fit. Depending on how much they've shifted of course, if its not a lot you might get away with it.
Could be wrong though.
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Going by what my orthodontist said when my braces were (finally) taken off, I don't think you can correct teeth position with retainers, only maintain them.
If they made your old retainers again for you they just wouldn't fit. Depending on how much they've shifted of course, if its not a lot you might get away with it.
Could be wrong though.
Can they actually make my old retainers for me? I think they will fit, although they'd kill but I'm willing to go through that. I really want my old retainers.


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Nope. You'd need braces again or invasalign.
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Can they actually make my old retainers for me? I think they will fit, although they'd kill but I'm willing to go through that. I really want my old retainers.


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Probably not as to make them they need to take the mould from your teeth. So unless they kept the original mould (which I doubt) then they can't be made.
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Long story short, I lost my retainer and my teeth have shifted so if I do get a new mould, I don't see the point because they still won't be perfectly straight. Is there a type of retainer that can actually shift your teeth instead of keeping them in the same position? E.g. If they can make me a pair of my first retainers(which I highly doubt)

Any suggestions? I don't want them to shift back to their old position soon!
no, you'd need braces again which you might have to pay for this time.
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