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I just got my braces removed today, and got my retainers. How long can I keep my retainers out? And do I HAVE to wear them throughout the night?
I got braces when I was 12, got them taken out at 13. I wore my retainer as recommended. Should I still wear them every once in a while? Or can I stop
Lifetime-we hope: It depends on your case and the way you started. I like the lower retainer to stay for ever, because with or without braces the lower teeth have the tendency to crowd as we age. As for the upper retainer for at least 2 years, after that it depends on the stability of the teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: Know that teeth shift and change in response to use, wear, muscle balance, etc. all the bones in your body are completely replaced every 7-8 years. Has anyone adjusted your retainers? Do you go for regular dental care? Has your occlusion changed? Have you lost any teeth,mad fillings or crowns done, had any gum/bone loss. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have braces and i can't wear retainers or that kind of stuff. What are some solutions?
Why not?: Best way to stabilize orthodontic results are retainers. There are many different designs. Second best is wire bonded to the tongue side of your teeth. Discuss choices w your orthodontic specialist. ...Read more
I didn't wear my retainer for 6 months, and now I have an appointment. Will I have to get braces again? I started to wear them 24/7 last week.
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I wear my retainer every night as instructed, but my underbite is slowly coming back. Does that mean I need braces again?
Cause: If the cause of your underbite is aberrant skeletal growth, jaw surgery may be required after growth has ceased. Your retainers will maintain tooth alignment, but will not prevent uneven jaw growth. Hopefully your braces were done by an Orthodontic Specialist. Call for a reevaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I'm assuming you're talking about abrasion of the root surfaces of your teeth where the root "dentin" becomes exposed. I would be very careful about expanding your smile too much, the potential for increased root sensitivity, increased bite forces that might worsen the condition, etc. This is a job for your dentist or orthodontist to watch out for, though. Other that that, you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Orthodontic retainer question hi, so i had braces till i was about 17 and wore my retainer most of the following two years after, they had stated that i would only need to wear it mainly for the frist year from what i remember. I am now 20 and my top row
Yes: You are a living, breathing entity. Your body will change throughout your lifetime. Retainers will minimize movement if worn as directed. If not worn as directed, expect relapse. ...Read more
I had a brace about 5 years ago and all of my top teeth moved because I didn't wear the retainer long enough. what are my options?
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