Gums swollen and bleed when I wear my retainer
I removed my braces 6 days ago and I have been wearing my retainer for 16 or more hours or more everyday like I have been told for the last 4 days(since I got them). My gums are swollen before I wear the retainer and I rinse with salt water and use mouthwash after every brush, so that I clean them and shrink them. Every time I wear my retainer my gums hurt a lot and they also bleed, this only happens with the top retainer. Any ideas on what the solution is or why it happens, is it my fault or do I need to go to my orthodontist so that he can change my retainer?