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How long should I wear retainers after having braces?

Follow the instructions given to you by your treating dentist or orthodontist. You may need to wear a retainer day and night right after your braces are removed and, after some time, reduce this to night-time wear only. At the very least, a retainer should be worn for a year after braces are removed, at least some of the time. It is much easier to keep wearing your retainers than having to have braces again.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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