Question: Why Do My Teeth Hurt After Retainer?

How do you relieve pain from a retainer?

If you experience soreness, follow these tips to help ease the pain:Use an oral anesthetic.

Orajel and Anbesol are a few pain relievers that can be applied directly to your teeth and gums.

Take over-the-counter pain relief medicine.

Be proactive.

Use an icepack.

Drink cold water.

Eat soft foods.

Be patient.

About the Author.Jun 18, 2014.

Can tight retainer damage your teeth?

Wearing a noticeably ill-fitting retainer can cause damage to the surface of the teeth, so be sure and contact us about being fitted for a new one if you can no longer wear yours comfortably.

Can I wear my retainer after not wearing it for years?

If a person doesn’t wear their retainer for a few days, weeks, or even a month, then a retainer will likely still fit and be able to do its job without issue. But, if it has been a few months or even years, the retainer will likely feel too small and be uncomfortable.

Can not wearing retainers cause tooth pain?

Without your retainer, your teeth can shift back to their original position. Retainers do not cause any pain. However, if you forego wearing your retainer for a long period, then your teeth will feel sore and sensitive when you wear it.

Why do my teeth hurt when I wear my retainer?

If you can get it to fit, you may notice that it causes pain when you wear it. This is because the teeth are not in their correct position and your retainer is designed to match that position. When teeth shift occurs, a retainer can place pressure on the teeth.

Is it bad to wear a tight retainer?

It is normal for your retainer to feel tight after 6 years because teeth always shift a bit. If you see spacing or crowding, you should consider wearing the retainer at night again. If the retainer feels very tight, it means that your teeth are moving or have moved a lot.

Why do my teeth hurt when I don’t wear my retainer?

My teeth hurt when I do not wear my retainer. Why? Your teeth could be moving out of their position naturally or because of a tongue thrust. When you go to put your retainer back in, it may no longer fit appropriately, causing you pain and discomfort.

How do I know if my retainer fits properly?

Your retainer should feel a bit tight at first; this is normal. If your retainer doesn’t seem to loosen up or fit more comfortably with time, this may indicate that your retainer does not fit properly.

Should I wear my retainer if it hurts?

Do retainers hurt? At first, it may feel a bit uncomfortable to wear a retainer because your mouth simply isn’t used to it. After a few days, however, any pressure and discomfort should subside and you should forget that you’re even wearing your retainer.

Can you force your retainer to fit again?

Try gently putting the retainer back in your mouth: if you have to force it, then it no longer fits and you should not try to put it in your mouth. Contact your orthodontist for a visit: you may need to get the retainer adjusted, or get a new retainer.

Can clear retainers move teeth back?

So the answer to the question, “can retainers move teeth back?” is yes, sometimes. If your retainer doesn’t fit snugly or causes pain, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dental professional for their recommendation.

Can I wear my retainer after 4 years?

Ideally it should be worn more long term ie not just be worn at night time, so that your teeth have a constant force acting on it. However if you are damaging your teeth or gums to get it in and out or other teeth that have not been displaced are becoming painful, then it is best not to wear your old retainer.

Can I stop wearing my retainer after 2 years?

The only time they should be removed is to brush and floss or to eat. Your orthodontist will continue to monitor your progress before approving you to wear them at night only. The First 2 Years: After your initial time of full-time wear, you will be able to start wearing your retainers during sleep only.

How long will teeth hurt with retainer?

4-5 daysYour retainer should not continue to be painful or uncomfortable for more than 4-5 days. If you continue to experience pain, contact your orthodontist’s office right away. Your orthodontist can examine the fit of your retainer and ensure it fits properly in your mouth.

When can I stop wearing my retainers?

Retainers keep your smile in place when active treatment is complete and adults need to wear their retainers for life, but adolescents may be able to stop wearing them after about 10 years.

Why does my clear retainer feel loose?

If your retainer starts feeling loose, that’s a strong sign that it’s time to replace it. This doesn’t mean there is an issue with your teeth. Retainers wear down overtime and grow wider. This is why they can feel loose eventually, even if you have been good about wearing it.

What happens if I force my retainers on?

Your teeth may have already started to shift back towards their original positions, and if you try to force your retainer in, you could hurt yourself. Your retainer should fit easily, so if you have to force it back on your teeth, it likely isn’t a good fit anymore.