How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

If you have finished with your orthodontic treatment and are wearing retainers (or will be soon), this is a special place to connect with others in your (enviable) situation. Ask a question or make a comment about life post-braces.

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TimSeattle
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Re: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

#16 Post by TimSeattle » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:48 pm

I've been wearing my retainer about every other night for the last year, and every night before that. My teeth haven't shifted in 8 years
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Braces On: 5/2004
Braces Off: 3/2007

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Re: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

#17 Post by honkeetonk » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:35 pm

My teeth shifted after 1 year of non use of the hawley retainers. I am wearing them again 24/7 and teeth are shifting back.

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Re: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

#18 Post by thewalkingsuit » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:16 am

[quote="TimSeattle"]I've been wearing my retainer about every other night for the last year, and every night before that. My teeth haven't shifted in 8 years[/quote]

Wow! That is impressive :D

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Re: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

#19 Post by Lizmarie » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:23 pm

My braces were removed 3 weeks ago and I have a permanent top and bottom retainer and I have the clear plastic for both. I was initially just told to wear them for 12 hours a piece but after complaining of my top two teeth hurting I was told to wear te too full time. I had an open bite and didn't want to have surgery so it's not peferdext by looks better. My top two teeth hurt every few days now. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Re: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

#20 Post by Lizmarie » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:42 am

I would like to know how your teeth held since you had an overbite? I too had one and feel like about 2 months that it is coming back.

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Re: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

#21 Post by oldfart » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:38 am

I'm doing the retainer thing and am concerned about the posterior open bite reopenning. Mine is definitely due to tongue thrust on the sides so we are doing an upper Hawley with tongue guards. Annoying has heck, but it will definitely prevent the tongue from causing the bite to open.
Braces on: 2/25/2013. Braces Off: 12/23/2015
Current Retainers: Hawley Top, Essix Bottom, and Permanent Lingual Bottom

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Re: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

#22 Post by metalliKa » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:11 pm

plugnickel69 wrote:I don't understand why more orthos don't use fixed retainers whenever possible to complement the removable ones.
I was thinking the same! I just got my braces removed on 5/24 and now I'm noticing small gaps between my bottom front, mostly small black triangles. I was given clear retainers and instructed to wear them only at night. I have a retention appointment on 6/24 so I will address a wrap around hawley to hopefully close those small and pesky gaps. I mean no one really notices them, but they bug the hell out of me!
Offenses: Skeletal and Dental Class 2 malocclusion
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Re: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

#23 Post by kirkyb2809 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:16 pm

Just keep wearing it and you will have nothing to worry about :)

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