i wear retainers every night after my treatment for the past 6 months contrary to 24 hrs as told by dentist. will this damage my treatment? if yes, then what can be done now?
I Did Not Wear Retainers 24/7 As Told by my Dentist and Instead Just Wore Them at Night After my Treatment for Increased Overjet
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How much retainer wear is necessary?
Every doctor has a different retention protocol and it also depends on the initial problem. That said, Full time retainer wear for 6 months sounds excessive to me! I usually let my patients go to nighttime wear after 1-3 months
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