A common question that I get is "how often do I have to wear my retainer?"
Literally, I tell patients, you wear a retainer for as long as you want your teeth to be straight.
Once we remove the appliances, or the braces, studies show it takes a minimum of 6 months for the bone and the tissue fibers to firm up again.
The most stable position you are orthodontically is the way you initially come to us; and what we do is we take your teeth and move them to what we consider ideal, because everyone wants a perfectly straight smile, and we forget as individuals that we're fighting other forces in the mouth: we have the lips, we have the cheeks, we have the tongue...
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