Permanent retainer: I am 53 years old and have braces on my top teeth.
After they are removed, should I get a permanent or a removable retainer?
If removable, what type of retainer do you recommend? I also don't have my top wisdom teeth. ...Visitor from LA
Whether or not you will be a candidate for permanent or removable retainers is determined by your orthodontist.
Orthodontically moved teeth have natural tendency to migrate back to their original positions. The strength and rate of the remigration attempt is different for every patient.
Some patients must wear permanent or fixed retainers while others may be required to wear them only at night.
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