How can I control pain related to a clear plastic dental retainer?

Pain from using a clear plastic dental retainer should be minimal. A retainer may take some getting used to, and you may experience some soreness at first, which is normal. If after a few days of wearing it your retainer is causing you pain, rubbing against your gums, or giving you cuts in your mouth, see your orthodontist for an adjustment.

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