I Get my Braces off Soon but I Won't Be Able to Get my Retainer Fitted for a Month. Won't my Teeth Start Moving Back?
- Asked by Charlie in Edinburgh
- 1 year ago
I've had a top track brace on for over 2 years & a bottom track for over 1 year. I get them off in a couple of weeks & was scheduled to get my retainer the following day. But the other day I got a letter saying the second appointment had to be cancelled so a new appointment was made....over a month later! Will my teeth move a lot during this time?
1 Month is a Little Too Long to Get Your Retainer After Braces Removed
In our office, we generally deliver retainers 1 week after braces are removed. We do this because we don't want any teeth to move between retainer delivery and braces off. I would say that 1 month is a little too long to wait. Try and reschedule to get your appointments closer together. Congrats on getting your braces off!
Teeth can move quickly
Perhaps BOTH appointments were moved out a month, and if so there should be no issue. Otherwise, you are right, a month is a long time from taking off brackets and placing a retainer.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.