Has it been a little while since you wore your retainer consistently?



As long as your retainer doesn’t hurt and still fits over your teeth, you can wear it – even if it feels tight. Your teeth may have slightly shifted, and you may need to wear your retainer longer each day to prevent your teeth from moving.

Try wearing your retainer full-time for a few days to encourage your teeth to move back into their correct positions. If the retainer continues to feel uncomfortable, contact us to determine the next steps.

What if the retainer doesn’t fit at all or feels painful?

Don’t force it. Contact us to evaluate your situation and determine what actions, if any, are needed. It could be as simple as making a new retainer or, if necessary, making some clear aligners to tweak a tooth or teeth back into proper position.

More Than Smiles

Sherman & Balhoff Orthodontics exists to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile at any age. We are experts in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics – properly aligned teeth and jaws – and our team of doctors possess the skills and experience to give you your best smile.


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The first step toward achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is to connect with an orthodontist who will determine your treatment plan. We have made this as easy as possible by offering two ways to get started. Click below to schedule an in office consultation or get started now with a virtual consultation.