Do i have to watch what i eat with a fixed retainer?
i just got a retainer glued in to my lower teeth & i was wondering if i can have gum & all that kind of stuff still?
Gum is ok but watch out for stiffer foods, I can't tell you how many times I've broken my retainer eating apples
You have to watch what you eat with a fixed retainer. Since it is fixed in your mouth, you will have it in place while eating and sleeping. If anything bad happens, the bonded retainer will have to be removed and remade.
Got one myself and have never had any problems, call your dentist/orthodontist if you wanna be sure
gum will get stuck in it otherwise its ok! however Do Not Bite Anything!!! make it in to pieces