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Ash.G

440d

I self identify as autistic. So I was wondering if anyone else in the Autistim community has ever struggled with sensory issues from the plastic retainers or permanent retainer falling out on just one side.

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    • Ash.G

      432d

      @WolfieWolf I know that feeling. I have a permanent retainer and two temporary ones that I can have in or out. I recently got a permanent one fixed so it's less overwhelming now.

    • WolfieWolf

      439d

      oh absolutely, I have a permanent retainer right now, and it's awful!

      • Ash.G

        432d

        @WolfieWolf I know that feeling. I have a permanent retainer and two temporary ones that I can have in or out. I recently got a permanent one fixed so it's less overwhelming now.

    • lulalalu

      440d

      I had a retainer during my teen years and, though I didn't know I had autism at the time, I absolutely hated it. I couldn't stand the feeling of it in my mouth, and was grossed out when I'd take it out to clean it. So you're definitely not alone in this. I didn't find anything to make it more bearable but I hope you'll find ways of managing it! 💜

      • Ash.G

        440d

        @lulalalu thanks for the comment. I am glad that I am not alone in this. I also hated using the elastics when I had the braces.

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