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After braces (teeth)?

is it true you need a retainer for the rest of your life in after braces, or are the braces just removed?

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eliciamarie

Your teeth are always moving, some slower than others teeth. Some people only need to wear the retainer for a period of time, but i really wish i never got rid of mine. I've had by braces off for maybe four years now, and although my teeth are still straight, i know they have moved and are not 'perfectly straight' anymore. My orthodontist told me that his wife (who had braces over 20 years ago) wears her retainer once a month overnight and her teeth are perfectly straight. :)

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This actually helped, thanks!
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Just removed I think.

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I depends on your teeth

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I think you may need a retainer depending on your teeth, but I don't think you need it for the rest of your life.

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Yw, hope I helped!
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Sorry to say but you have to wear a retainer for the rest of your life :(

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Your answer has been otherwise disproven, but thanks for trying
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My neighbors daughter recently had hers removed and she does not wear a retainer. Instead a piece of wire is cemented to the back of her teeth to keep them from moving. You can only see it if she shows you. So it is inconspicuous

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