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If you experience any difficulty in accessing any part of this website, please feel free to call us at 218-236-1322 and we will work with you to provide the information or service you seek through an alternate communication method that is accessible for you consistent with applicable law (for example, through telephone support).

Loose Bonded Retainer

If your bonded retainer begins to loosen, please call us immediately so we can schedule an appointment to rebond it, as your teeth will begin to shift if the retainer is not securely in place.

Please do not clip or bend the wire if you can help it. An office visit charge for rebonding is far lower than the charge for replacing the retainer.

You can reduce discomfort prior to your appointment by using wet cotton or sugar-free gum to protect soft tissue and temporarily hold the loose portion of the wire in place.

If your bonded retainer has come completely loose from all of your teeth, please do not throw it away. Please bring it in with you to your appointment.

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