Question: I just got my retainer about a month ago. while cleaning it I put them in very hot water to kill germs. I did not think they would melt so easily. I called my Orthodontic office and told them what I did and that the retainer now does not fit right. They said I can have a new one but it would take at least three weeks for it to come in. She stated my teeth may shift a little. Is there anyway i can fix my old retainer until the new one comes in? I want to keep my teeth from shifting.
Reply: There is no way to repair what you did to your retainer. Trying to do so and then wearing them may cause more damage to your teth. I suggest just wait for your new ones to come in. If your teeth do shift a little they will adjust your new retainer to correct any issues. Three weeks is not all that long. Do not try and jimmy rig your old retainers. You would only be making an even bigger mistake.