Permanent Vs Removable 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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Permanent Vs Removable Retainer

#1 Post by MayBeautyFace »

I was wondering which type of retainer is more beneficial than the other. I like the permanent one because you can't see it and you don't have to worry about putting and taking it off BUT..... I also heard that they are more likely to cause problems in the future.

Which one would you choose?

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Re: Permanent Vs Removable Retainer

#2 Post by oldfart »

I have both. Permanent ones don't enclose teeth and don't prevent all movement from occurring.
Braces on: 2/25/2013. Braces Off: 12/23/2015
Current Retainers: Hawley Top, Essix Bottom, and Permanent Lingual Bottom

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