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Will Retainers Shift Teeth Back Into Place 6 Months After Braces? (photo)

I got my braces off six months ago. My teeth shifted because I haven't worn my retainers ever since. If I wear them now, will my teeth go back to... READ MORE

What Kind of Retainer After Braces is Better, Clear Plastic or Wire?

I wore braces 18 years ago when I lived in Texas. The orthodontist gave me a retainer afterwards that looks like an invisalign tray. I absolutely... READ MORE

When is a Retainer Used Rather Than Braces?

I would rather not get braces to correct my crooked teeth. How effective are retainers when used as an alternative to braces? READ MORE

Discontinued Using Retainer

I had an orthodontic treatement 3 yrs back.i used the retainer for a period of just few months and discontinued it.Now i feel there is a change in the... READ MORE

Ortho Said Clear Retainer is Still Ok if It's Cracked, Is this True?

I have a clear retainer for my upper teeth, but it's very worn. My ortho said that's ok when I went in for the follow up appointment a few... READ MORE

Wearing a Retainer After Braces

Is it true that if you don't wear your retainer after using conventional braces for a required period of  6-8 months, your teeth will move back... READ MORE

How to Fix Misaligned Tooth from Not Wearing Retainers?

I didn't wear retainers, wisdom teeth not taken out, now teeth have moved. I wore my retainer every day/night for a year after my braces were taken... READ MORE

Can Invisalign Be Used After Braces?

I have already had the full metal wrap around bracket braces on my teeth to correct an overbite and space but I failed to wear my retainer after the... READ MORE

Can You Drink Anything on Clear, Essix, Rivera Retainers?

I know people should not eat meal with them on, but can they eat desserts, or small sweets on them or they have to take them out? Also, is it ok to... READ MORE

How Can I Fix my Retainer Without Seeing my Orthodontist? (photo)

My retainer broke two months ago, it only on the back of the upper left and bottom right, my top teeth have shifted a little. I was thinking that my... READ MORE

How Can I Prevent my Two Front Teeth from Separating?

They recently took off my braces and gave me retainers. I put them on at night and when i wake up they are straight and together. But after a few... READ MORE

Not Happy with Results from Braces. After Treatment Tried a Tooth Positioner and Now a Hawley Retainer? (photo)

It's been 4 years later and I still do not have my "desired" results. My braces were removed 12-months ago and I was given a tooth positioner to fix... READ MORE

My Retainer Hurts Like Hell! Is This Normal?

I wore braces for two years. Last june my dentist took them off and gave me a retainer. A clear one. I forgot to wear it for the past two months and... READ MORE

I Have Ugly Spaces Between my Teeth..should I Have Braces or Retainers? (photo)

I have these small spaces in between my teeth..particularly the front ones..no crooked ones just obvious spaces..i hate looking at it especially... READ MORE

My Teeth Are Moving Even with my Retainer In?

I had braces for about 5 years and got them removed about 5 years ago. I wore my retainer faithfully but in the last 2 months the teeth began to move... READ MORE

Can a Spring Aligner/Retainer Be Used to Straighten my 4 Upper Front Teeth? (photo)

I have never had braces- my teeth are fairly straight with some crowding on the top. Can a spring aligner (like Inman) be used to "push/tip" them into... READ MORE

What Happens After I Didn't Wear my Retainers for Two Months?

I've noticed my teeth slightly shifted because I haven't worn my retainers for two months. I have the clear plastic retainers. When I first put my... READ MORE

I Wear the Plastic Retainers Every Night Yet my Bottom Teeth Are Starting to Move?

I have had my braces off for probably 4 years now and I am a 18 year old female, I wear them every night yet one of my lower front teeth is starting... READ MORE

Would Wearing a Retainer Fix This Gap?

I had braces when I was 12-14 . I've worn my retainer every night until now that I'm 20. It was around September that I stop wearing it. Last night I... READ MORE

I think a gap between my front two teeth is growing bigger after braces, will wearing my retainers for longer help? (photo)

After braces, I've been wearing clear retainers for the past 6 months now- for varying hours. Last week, I was discharged from my dentist, however,... READ MORE

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