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Teeth Retainer FAQs

Teeth Retainers | FAQs | Oldham Orthodontics

Retainers are incredibly useful for after you have worn braces, they ensure that your teeth maintain their shape even after your braces have been taken off. But what are some of the frequently asked questions about them?

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How long can Teeth Retainers last?

Teeth Retainer | Oldham | Manchester Orthodontics

Your braces may be history but retainers are forever. If you weren’t aware of this fact, sorry but it is true. If you have had orthodontic treatment you should wear a retainer not just after your braces are removed but for the rest of your life. How long do these retainers last? Well, it depends on what type you decide to go with. 

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How long do I need to wear my retainer?

Retainer | Orthodontic Treatment | Oldham | Manchester Orthodontics

Once you have had your braces removed you will need to have a retainer fitted to prevent your teeth from moving out of their new perfectly straight position. We've seen many patients come to us after their brace treatment as their teeth have relapsed, meaning their teeth have moved back into their original position. As your teeth are constantly moving we recommend you have a retainer fitted immediately after braces. 

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