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Can just a retainer make my teeth straight?

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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sorry, Generally Not

A "retainer" is designed to hold your teeth in their current position, so that they don't move in the future.
This is especially helpful for people who have had their teeth straightened, as those teeth tend to drift back to their original positions over time. However, some retainers can produce very small movements in teeth which are slightly misaligned. Your dentist can advise you best.

In brief: Sorry, Generally Not

A "retainer" is designed to hold your teeth in their current position, so that they don't move in the future.
This is especially helpful for people who have had their teeth straightened, as those teeth tend to drift back to their original positions over time. However, some retainers can produce very small movements in teeth which are slightly misaligned. Your dentist can advise you best.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Retainers only are designed to retain what the end point of orthodontics created.
Moving teeth require active appliances. See your dentist/orthodontist for what is best for you.

In brief: No

Retainers only are designed to retain what the end point of orthodontics created.
Moving teeth require active appliances. See your dentist/orthodontist for what is best for you.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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