My friend got a retainer at the end of her treatment. Will I need one?
Dr Murray advises that everyone who has orthodontic treatment should wear a retainer to maintain the benefits of treatment. They should wear it for a long time too, even if it’s just at night.
He sees too many patients in their 30s who had orthodontics as teenagers and didn’t wear their retainers, and now their teeth have moved and they need orthodontics again. So if you want to keep your teeth looking great, keep wearing your retainers. It’s just a little habit to develop, and then your lovely smile is there for everyone to see, day after day.