Why do I have to wear my retainers 24/7?

Answer Your teeth will shift back. Trust me, I hardly ever wore my retainer after I got my braces off and now I regret it. Thankfully it's just my bottom teeth that look all messed up though.

Top Q&A For: Why do I have to wear my retainers 24/7

Do I have to wear retainers forever?

when i got mine off att the 6 month visit they told me i only had to wear it at nights from then on :] and especially since you have the permenant youre golden :]

Do you have to wear retainers forever at night if you have Orthognathic surgery (Please Read Below)?

the ugly truth is that after any orthodontic treatment, you have to wear retainers for life!! it does not matter if it's a simple ortho case or a complex surgical case. permanent retainers can be... Read More »

What if i didnt wear my retainers for a week but i have been wearin them everynight like im supposed to two ye?

I am not sure what you mean at the end by "like im supposed to two ye?" but if you mean like you're supposed to for two years, then you will be fine. I have had my retainer for 2 years and I've gon... Read More »

Didn't wear my retainers for 8 months?

I think you're only supposed to wear them at night but if you want to put them throughout the day it wouldn't hurt. And maybe you've done this already but i think you should go to your dentist beca... Read More »