I have just recently got bottom braces with also a top retainer that i have to wear day and night only taking out when i need to brush my teeth, I have an overbite i was wondering how does the retainer fix my overbite and how long will i have to keep it in, I am getting top braces in a few months will i still need to keep the retainer in ?
I Have Bottom Braces on and a Top Retainer on to Fix an Overbite How Does This Work?
Doctor Answers (1)
You Won't Need Your Top Retainer When You Get Your Top Braces
My best guess for the reason you only have bottom braces and a top retainer is that your orthodontist wanted to start straightening your bottom teeth first and that you had such a deep bite that the lower braces couldn't be placed on your bottom teeth without you biting on them.
It would be helpful if I knew what the retainer looked like because I can't say this is a typical approach.
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