Can Retainers Help Realign My Teeth?
If it’s been a while since the braces have come off and you’re thinking it might be nice to get some space from your retainer, you’re not alone. It’s extremely common for kids and adults alike to enjoy the newfound freedom away from having to have a metal setup in their mouth after a lengthy stint with braces and several months worth of diligent retainer wearing. After a number of months or years wearing your retainer you are probably ready to have some space. But is it okay to stop wearing your retainer? And if you choose to stop, what is your plan for how to deal with any possible shifting teeth? Will My Retainer Restraighten My Teeth? In a short answer to this question - no. A retainer will not help teeth return to their straight positions, particularly if a considerable period of time has passed since your braces were taken off and you forewent wearing [...]