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Loose permanent retainer

06/25/2007

Question:

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

Answer:

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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Response by:

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