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How long do I need to wear my retainer?

Retainer | Orthodontic Treatment | Oldham 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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How To Look After Your Retainer

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Congratulations you have now finished the active stage of your orthodontic treatment!  

You will now be requested to wear retainers to maintain the current position of your teeth.  A variety of retainers are used within orthodontic practice, however at Oldham Orthodontics we generally use fixed retainers, vacuum formed retainers (Essix retainers) or Hawley retainers.

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