Question: How Long Do You Wear Clear Retainers?

Can I just wear my retainer at night?

After eight weeks of wearing your retainers for half of each day, with the approval of your orthodontist, you can begin wearing your retainers at night only.

Wearing them more often than just at night is never a bad thing though, as long as you’re taking them out to eat and cleaning them properly..

Should I wear my retainer if it hurts?

Do retainers hurt? At first, it may feel a bit uncomfortable to wear a retainer because your mouth simply isn’t used to it. After a few days, however, any pressure and discomfort should subside and you should forget that you’re even wearing your retainer.

When can I stop wearing my retainer?

As your chompers move, they leave behind gaps in the surrounding bone and other tissue. A set of retainers will hold your teeth in place while your tissue catches up. This is why it’s important to wear your retainers full-time for the first 3-6 months. The bad news is your teeth are always moving.

How long should I wear permanent retainers?

Wearing Permanent Retainers You only wear braces for 1-2 years. However, permanent retainers stay put for years, sometimes even decades. Some people have even been able to wear their permanent retainers for up to 20 years.

Can I stop wearing my retainer after 10 years?

Retainers keep your smile in place when active treatment is complete and adults need to wear their retainers for life, but adolescents may be able to stop wearing them after about 10 years.

Do I really have to wear my retainer 24 7?

After this, retainers should continue to be worn (for life!), but how often is unique for each person. Most people can keep their teeth aligned wearing them several nights a week, while others may need to wear them every night (these people may prefer bonded retainers).

Do you have to wear a retainer forever?

Do you have to wear your retainer forever after braces? … “Adults should wear their removable retainer or retainers every night, whether three or 30+ years after orthodontic treatment, unless specifically told otherwise by their orthodontist,” says Dr.

How long should I wear my retainer a day?

22 hoursIt normally takes about a year for the teeth to become stable in a new position. Therefore, retainers should be worn for at least 22 hours a day, right after braces are removed.

Is it bad to wear a tight retainer?

If you see spacing or crowding, you should consider wearing the retainer at night again. If the retainer feels very tight, it means that your teeth are moving or have moved a lot. If it feels a bit tight, this is normal after 6 years. Retainers are like “money in the bank”.