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How long do I have to wear a retainer after getting my braces off?

How long do I have to wear a retainer after getting my braces off?

Frequently: Depending on the correction to the teeth, many orthodontists fit you with a retainer you must wear in order for the teeth not to go back to their original position. Sometimes, mostly in the lower teeth, the retainer might be placed permanently. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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How long will I have to wear my retainer after my braces come off? I've made the last appointment with my orthodontist to have my braces taken off, and i would like to know how long i can expect to wear a retainer. .

How long will I have to wear my retainer after my braces come off? I've made the last appointment with my orthodontist to have my braces taken off, and i would like to know how long i can expect to wear a retainer.


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For as long: For as long as you want your teeth to remain straight. Full time for a year as supporting tissues mature, then every night. After your investment of time and money, do what you can to preserve the wonderful smile that you and your orthodontist created. And congratulations on reaching the end of active corrective treatment and beginning passive retention treatment. ...Read more

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After braces are removed, how long is the retainer worn? I know that i'll have to wear a retainer for some time after my braces are removed. How long do most people have to wear a retainer? .

Our : Our normal protocol is retainer wear for the first year all the time, night time for the second year, and a few nights per week as long as you want the teeth to stay straight---usually forever. ...Read more

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For my overbite to be corrected, would I have to get braces or just wear a retainer, what to do?

For my overbite to be corrected, would I have to get braces or just wear a retainer, what to do?

See an Orthodontist: Many orthodontists offer an initial consultation for free. A free consultation allows you to find out what type of treatment is recommended and if you are a good candidate for braces or retainer. ...Read more

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If i don't wear a retainer after braces, will my teeth go exactly back to how they were? I have not been good about remembering to wear my retainer, and am beginning to wonder if i really even need to. .

If i don't wear a retainer after braces, will my teeth go exactly back to how they were? I have not been good about remembering to wear my retainer, and am beginning to wonder if i really even need to.


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Investment: You invested a great deal of time and money resolving your malocclusion. I can guarantee you that if you do not wear your retainers as prescribed, your teeth will shift, slowly at first, then with increasing rapidity. Don't seek absolution, seek compliance, or you will be greatly disappointed. ...Read more

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Is a fiberotomy necessary after braces, or just wear a retainer?

Is a fiberotomy necessary after braces, or just wear a retainer?

Edward's works: The edward's procedure or supercrestal fiberotomy was described in 1970 and assists in retaining problematic, rotated teeth. This small procedure is usually only accomplished for 1 or 2 teeth. The need, the process, and the risk/benefits should be discussed with your orthodontic and periodontal specialist. ...Read more

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After braces ddi (didanosine) you wear a retainer?

Frequently: Depending on the correction to the teeth, many orthodontists fit you with a retainer you must wear in order for the teeth not to go back to their original position. Sometimes, mostly in the lower teeth, the retainer might be placed permanently. ...Read more

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I have toothbrush abrasion, can I wear a retainer or braces?

I have toothbrush abrasion, can I wear a retainer or braces?

Issues?: I'm not sure of your specific situation and what treatment you have had or are contemplating? Are you trying to address the tooth brush abrasion issue? Or wanting\needing orthodontic treatment? You can have orthodontic treatment and afterwards a retainer with tba. Ortho treatment\retainer won't address the tba issue. Discuss all these issues, relevance and what's best for you with your own denti. ...Read more

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Retainer (Definition)

Retainers are orthodontic appliances designed to minimize changes over time in your nice orthodontic result that you and your orthodontist have worked so hard for. Wear them as ...Read more