Ashley asked in HealthDental · 7 years ago

Can you get a permanent retainer later in life?

I hate wearing my retainer and think its disgusting. I don't wanna have to wear it for the rest of my life. is it possible to go back after I've had my braces off forra while& get a permanent wire one?

1 Answer

  • MaryB
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    That would defeat the purpose of a permanent retainer. I've had a permanent retainer for ten years, and my teeth have never moved--not even a micrometer. You have to get the permanent retainer put on as soon as you get your braces off, so your teeth never move.

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