Orthodontist took teeth impression 2 weeks after getting off braces

Will it affect the shape of my retainers/teeth if my ortho only molded my teeth for retainers 2 weeks after removing braces? Currently, there are small gaps in my teeth now and I'm worried it will affect my retainers. Two weeks before, my ortho already took a teeth impression right after removing braces, but due to holidays, they were not able to process it right away, and according to them, the essix retainer or the mold? shrunk. I'm suppose to have essix retainer by the way.

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Answer: Retainers retain teeth

By BracesInfo.com Expert 10

More than likely your teeth have shifted a slight amount over the last 2 weeks.  The teeth will be retained by the retainers in the position they were in at the time the impressions were taken.  So if shifting occured during the 2 weeks when you did not have your retainers, the new impressions taken will be of the teeth after shifting.  It could be very minor, so in order to prevent it from shifting further, be sure to wear your retainers everyday or as directed by your orthodontist.  Sometimes, the orthodontist can make a slight adjustment to the retainer in order to close a space or correct a small misalignment.  If you are unhappy with your teeth or feel that something should be corrected, do not hesistate to directly speak with your orthodontist so you can be accomodated.

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