Retainers after braces....

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Registered: 05-13-1998
Retainers after braces....
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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 5:04pm

I'm curious as to how long your kids wore retainers 24/7 after their braces came off. My DD 14 had hers come off this time last year. Her ortho had said 6 months to a year full time and then just nights indefiently. Problem was he moved out of

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 9:24pm

This totally depends on the individual and the stability of their teeth. DD got her braces off in March of 2010, and only had to wear daytime retainers for two months. She has been on nights only

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 11:14pm

Thanks, that's good info! I think we're going to move to just nights for now and I'll have her keep a check on tightness.

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Wed, 09-07-2011 - 7:25pm

your lucky my dd refused to wear her retainers and her front teeth almost immediatly spread apart again so the orthodontist put a permanent bracket on the back of her front teeth to keep them together and now one of her side ones is getting a gap so she wants braces again!! my dh just looked at her when she said that.. we didn't pay for the first set my MIL was wonderful enough to pay for them.. now we have dental ins. that will pay so much and she only needs them on the top so we may look into just top ones again. good luck..

Rita

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Registered: 12-06-1999
Wed, 09-07-2011 - 7:54pm

Despite wear the retainer 24/7 for a year, the upper teeth still shifted, almost