Lost & Damaged Retainer Replacement in Harley District, London

Elleven Dental

One of the most common emergencies we see associated with our patients, who in the past have had orthodontic treatment, is lost or damaged retainers.
It is standard protocol that ALL our private orthodontic patients would be provided with fixed bonded retainers or removable retainers or a combination.

Lost or Broken Retainers

Retainers are the key to reducing the incidence of orthodontic relapse and hence need to be worn for an indefinite period of time.

If you are to lose or damage your fixed or removable retainer, you should contact your orthodontist for emergency dental treatment. Otherwise, you are at risk of your teeth moving in an untoward direction, hindering progress and causing potential damage.

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Every orthodontist patient is responsible for looking after and wearing their retainer as directed by their orthodontist.

If you have lost or damaged your retainer, emergency dental treatment is usually required. For new retainers, depending on the damage, our orthodontists may need to create a new set of impressions. Providing your teeth haven’t moved very far, treatment for damaged retainers may not be complicated. For emergency retainer replacement please contact E11even Dental, the best practice in Harley District, London today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Retainers are designed to keep your teeth straight and can either be removable or fixed to the teeth. In most cases we recommend having both. Now that your teeth are straight, if you do not wear your retainer your teeth are likely to drift towards their original position (relapse). If this happens it may be difficult, if not impossible, to correct.

For as long as you want to keep your new smile, which means for an indefinite period of time. Depending on each case your orthodontist will recommend a customised retainer regime. Please follow this carefully to ensure you do not get any relapse.

Broken fixed retainer:
Please IMMEDIATELY wear your removable retainers during the day as well as night to prevent any relapse. Please contact the Practice as soon as possible to arrange for the repair appointment.

Broken or lost removable retainers:
Please contact the practice immediately as there is a high risk of relapse if you do not have your removable retainers.

We would have to take new impressions of your teeth in order to produce new removable retainers. Please note that if you grind your teeth you will shorten the life span of your
retainers and may want to discuss the provision of a night guard with your dentists.


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