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Fixed Retainer

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Posted by: ragde03  (10 years ago)
Hi all!

I had braces about 3 years ago and they gave me a fixed retainer on my top and bottom teeth. The retainer is only on the front teeth and not on the back. I am concerned that the back teeth will move. Any idea on this?

I would be grateful for your answers!
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Posted by: iamwriter  (10 years ago)
Hello Ragde,

As long as you wear your retainer as directed by your orthodontist, your teeth won't move. If you have doubts about it, I would consult the orthodontist.
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Hi ragde03!

Retainers are only fastened onto the front teeth, as those are displaced due to pressure from the rest of your teeth; retainers are not required for the side teeth.

I hope this puts your mind at ease.. if anything is unclear or you have further questions, you should ask your orthodontist!
Liebe Grüße JB
Posted 10 years ago
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Posted by: ragde03  (10 years ago)
Thanks for everyone's replies. I am not bothered now.