A 28-year-old male asked:
can wearing my vivera retainers longer than 3 months cause my teeth to shift back. i changed it at 4 months. do i need to restart invisalign?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Elton Behner answered
36 years experience Dentistry
No: If the retainers are properly fit and not worn out wearing them will not allow very much shift. Switching to the new retainer should provide a tighter fit and correct what slight change may have occurred. You must wear them as directed... usually every night.
Answered on Jul 15, 2020
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Reexamination: Please don't self-diagnose. Go back to the Dentist or (preferably) Orthodontist who treated you yor an evaluation of your current problem and a discussion of the best method of resolving your problem. Remember 1) retainers hold teeth where they are, they are not treatment appliances, and 2) you need at least a year of full/time retention after tooth movement, followed by prolonged part-time rets
Answered on Aug 20, 2015
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