Retainer doesn’t fit

I received a clear retainer today for my teeth after getting my braces removed. I have a permanent retainer glued to my bottom teeth. The clear retainer for my top teeth don’t go to my gums and does not touch the roof of my mouth, and when I took it out to eat after a whole day, my teeth in the front touch again on one side, when they didn’t before I got my braces removed. Should I call my orthodontist for a new one?

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Answer: ill fitting retainer

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

You should call and schedule an appointment with the dentist that fabricated the retainer for you.  Your clear retainer should fit over your fixed lingual bar and should not affect your occlusion.  Sometimes, your teeth may feel weird when first removing the retainer because they have been slightly open.  This sensation should dissipate quickly however. 

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