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How can I reduce complications after I get a clear plastic dental retainer?

The best way to reduce the risk of complications when wearing a clear plastic dental retainer is to follow your orthodontist’s instructions to get the best outcome.

Other complications with orthodontic treatments are rare. In certain cases, people with gum disease may experience more problems. Your orthodontist should be aware of this before treatment begins. Minor root resorption (shortening of the roots) may occur during orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist can discuss any possible complications with you.

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