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On average about how many months could it take for your teeth and jaw to shift back to their natural position, if you don’t wear your retainers?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Orthodontist

This is a question best answered by an orthodontist or the specialist who is treating you and applied the retainers.
He/she knows the condition of your alignment before and during treatment.

In brief: Orthodontist

This is a question best answered by an orthodontist or the specialist who is treating you and applied the retainers.
He/she knows the condition of your alignment before and during treatment.
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Dr. David Wiebe
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Immediately

Movement starts immediately.
That is why there is soreness if you miss a day.

In brief: Immediately

Movement starts immediately.
That is why there is soreness if you miss a day.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Immediately

If retainers are not worn teeth begin destabilizing immediately.
How much they relapse and over what period of time varies from person to person. Please return immediately to the Generalist or specialist Orthodontist who treated you for evaluation and advice.

In brief: Immediately

If retainers are not worn teeth begin destabilizing immediately.
How much they relapse and over what period of time varies from person to person. Please return immediately to the Generalist or specialist Orthodontist who treated you for evaluation and advice.
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