#10 – Why is my retainer not fitting?

There are some reasons why your retainer may not fit, including:

  • Not wearing a retainer as prescribed
  • Warped by heat damage
  • Damaged

These are all issues that can be avoided by proper care and maintenance of your retainer.

But, what if my retainer has become loose?

If the lingual retainer is becoming loose, use wax to keep it in place and prevent the wire from irritating your tongue.

However, if this becomes too uncomfortable, please use a clean pair of nail clippers to clip off that piece of wire that is sticking out or irritating your tongue.

In this situation, please use your temporary overlay retainer if you have clipped a wire to prevent your teeth from moving.

For more information, please contact South East Orthodontics by clicking here or calling us on (03) 9796 2794.

We've relocated!
Our new address is:
Suite 5, Level 1, 18-24 Clyde Rd, Berwick
We're excited to announce the opening of a brand new practice! We can't wait to welcome you and your family to our new facility this year!

You can still reach us at: (03) 9330 0702
We've Relocated!
Check our social media for updates. Our new address coming next year will be:
Suite 5, Level 1, 18-24 Clyde Rd, Berwick
We’re excited to announce the opening of a brand new practice! We can’t wait to welcome you and your family to our new facility in 2021.
For now, we will be working from two seperate locations. Our friendly staff will endeavour to contact patients and inform them of which location they will be seen for now while we await our new practice.
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New COVID-19 Restrictions
The South East Orthodontic's practice will be closed from 5:30pm, 27th of May, and will re-open Friday 4th June at 8.30am.

Our team will update any changes on our social media, however, patients can still contact our clinic via email and phone from 10am-4pm daily.