When should you get a retainer tightened?
Most retainers last for many years without requiring tightening. Occasionally, the retainer’s shape may need to be changed to accommodate the shifting of your teeth or because of wear and tear from wearing, but this is more of a repositioning of the retainer and not a tightening.
Are retainers supposed to be tight every night?
How can I make my retainer tighter?
Should retainers always feel tight?
Is it OK to wear retainers once a week?
Can a tight retainer damage teeth?
Can retainer move teeth back?
Can retainers stretch out?
Can I drink water with retainers?
Should I wear my old retainer if it hurts?
If the retainer is tight, we recommend wearing it anyway, even if it makes your teeth a little sore at first. After a few successive nights of wear, patients will find that their retainer fits much better and isn’t as uncomfortable.