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I'm Wearing a Retainer, and My Teeth Never Settle into Place. How Long Do I Need to Wear it Daily?

It seems no matter how many hours a day I wear my retainer my teeth continue to be sore. My teeth feel fine for the most part when I am wearing my... READ MORE

I Just Started Wearing Retainer Again Will It Help to Slightly Shift my Teeth Back in Place? (photo)

I got my braces removed at the end of 2008 and I wore my retainer like prescribed for month's, then shifted to night's, then every other night, then... READ MORE

How long do you think I'll have to wear the braces? Is it true that these don't work as fast/ effective as metal braces? (photo)

How long do you think I'll have to wear the braces for? Is it true that these don't work as fast or effective as metal braces? Also, I have been... READ MORE

My Back Tooth Has Shifted? Gums Feel Sore.

I had braces for three years, had them removed 8 years ago. Never bothered with a retainer, oops. I take care of my teeth I brush and floss regularly.... READ MORE

Why am I wearing rubber bands if they aren't doing anything? Why haven't my braces been tightened after a year of wearing them?

I wore a paletal expander for about 3 months along with my bottem braces. After my expander was removed I got my top braces. Ive had my braces for... READ MORE

Can retainers fix a slight shift of teeth after braces? (Photo)

I got my braces off a little over 6 months ago I used to wear my retainer then I got lazy & then would wear it at night and sometimes I would just... READ MORE

Can you eat and drink while having a one tooth and gum retainer? Is it normal for it to become sore and irritated?

I recently had my tooth filled in with a retainer that I have to wear during the day and take out at night. It's very irritated and sore so I've been... READ MORE

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