Got my retainers. Good news – they are clear, almost like Invisalign and they will ensure that my teeth stay straight for the rest of my life. Not so good news – they are very tight and I have to wear them all the time for 6 months. However, after 6 months I will have to wear them less and less as time passes by.
You struggled and stayed away from your favorite foods and brushed your teeth extra while you had braces – please, wear your retainer to keep your teeth nice and straight as they are now!
I personally saw 10-20 cases in past 4 years where after 2 years in braces but not wearing the retainer, patients needed braces all over again. Don’t take that risk.