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Not true lah, I stopped wearing my retainer after a while and my teeth are still dead straight. You don’t need to be a slave to something if you know it’s not needed anymore.
wear the retainer for life? maybe 1-2 years to keep the beautiful pearls in line after the braces have been removed.
Hi Janet,janet88 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:34 pmwear the retainer for life? maybe 1-2 years to keep the beautiful pearls in line after the braces have been removed.
Your son total wore the metallic braces at NUH, for more than 5 years, plus another 2 years retainer to make the teeth stay in shape, don't move ?
When I was young, I wore retainers for about a year after all the orthodontic adjustment was done. I wasn't told to wear retainers after that. 40 years later, my teeth are still fine. My daughters were told by their orthodontist to wear retainers for 2 yrs, but my regular general practice dentist believes that it is better to keep them on life-long. One daughter had them removed a few years ago, and the other still has them on. I don't see any difference, frankly.
he wore the metallic ones for 6 years to be exact. they were just removed last thur...and i'm admiring his beautiful set of teeth. the orthodontist did a wonderful job. the retainers will be ready next Monday.
this poor boy suffered since he was born.