How long does it take from having straight teeth to getting braces off?

When everything is fixed and all gaps are closed how long does it take for the teeth to settle? I've heard that you have to wear the braces a while for the teeth to stay in position but for how long?

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Typically once the teeth are straight in their final position we recommend for our patients to stay in a final retainer 24/7 for at least 2months, then to wear the retainers at night time only. Without the use of retainers teeth can certainly move.
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