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Loose permanent retainer



My upper permanent retainer has come loose on one end and I would like to remove it completely. Any tips on removing the "glue"?


There is no quick fix to removing the bonding material. You will need to go to your orthodontist, and he will remove this with a high speed non-enamel cutting bur in a high speed hand piece.

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Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University