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02-19-2013, 02:05 AM #1Junior Member
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How long to wear retainer?
Hi everyone. In a few months I will be getting my braces off (FOR A SECOND TIME). Am wondering how often I should be wearing my retainer? I wore my retainer full time for 2 months then at night for 2 years (as instructed by orthodontist). After that I started wearing it every few days and my teeth moved. I DONT want this to happen again. Any recommendations?
Wearing retainers is a lifelong thing unless you want braces again. I've read you should wear them full time AT LEAST 6 months, then nighttime wear after that, forever. If your teeth start moving, wear them more.
Any questions, ask your ortho.Initial Round October 29, 2012
Tray 32/37 Upper (8 Attachments, 1 Additional Attachment Trays 20-26)
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I guess every one is different. Some will eventually move to a few nights per week and that is enough, others maybe not. So like hollins2007 mentioned, if you feel your teeth are still moving then definitely continue to wear them more.
I am not sure what type of retainer you had? was it the clear type or a hawley? If you didn't also have a bonded then maybe you could get one of those too to help secure things even more.Braced for 33 months. Now wearing an upper & lower essix retainer and lower bonded retainer
02-21-2013, 02:35 AM #4Junior Member
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I had the clear plasticky kind. I also had a fixed retainer behind my teeth. Funny nothing happened to my bottom teeth, they haven't moved at all
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