The vast majority of people who receive orthodontic treatment will need to wear a retainer after their teeth are straightened and the orthodontia is removed.
These devices are custom made for your smile and typically involve metal wires and plastic—it might sound uncomfortable, but since it’s made for your unique smile, retainers are comfortable when worn properly!
However, many people don’t realize that they need to wear their retainer for much longer than expected. Depending on your unique case, most orthodontists recommend wearing these devices full-time for approximately one year after your orthodontic treatment is complete.
But do you need to wear your retainer forever? The answer may surprise you.
An article by Dr. Mojgan Mazhari. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.
Read the full article here: Do I Really Need to Wear My Retainer Forever? (And Why)