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Old 07-07-2002, 12:35 AM   #1
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I bent one of my retainers today. It's not bad, but it won't go in right. It seems like it would be hard for the orthodontist to just bend it back. Does anyone know if it's possible for them to? It's not bent bad. :-(

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Old 07-07-2002, 08:44 PM   #2
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I bent my lower retainer one time, dropped it on the hard floor and the wire bent, went to orthodontist and he fixed it. he just took some little plyers and reshaped it and did not charge me.


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Old 07-11-2002, 08:52 PM   #3
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What ever you do dont force the bent retainer in. You can shift your teeth with a bent and ill fitting retainer. You would be surprised how much repair an orthodontist can do to a retainer. See him soon so you can start wearing your ret. again.

Old 08-15-2002, 12:51 PM   #4
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I dropped my retainer and stepped on it and it broke in half. My mom took it to my orthodontist and he fixed it for me in between seeing patients all day. It stayed together until I didn't have it wear it anymore and he didn't charge us for it.

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