One thought on “Why do I have to wear my retainer full-time?

  1. Arti says:

    Many other factors that can cause this shifting as we age. Therefore, wisdom teeth may play a role but the role is not clear. The relationship between wisdom teeth and orthodontic relapse (shifting of lower teeth) is not straightforward. (2) For this reason, most patients need full-time wear of their retainer to prevent any shifting. I answer this question weekly (a fewtimes daily) in our office. Research shows that people who do not have wisdom teeth (missing or removed) have the same problems with shifting of teeth as those with wisdom teeth (1). Wisdom teeth are not the sole culprit of orthodontic relapse. There is no time set in stone for retention. Your orthodontist takes into account many alternative factors such where the teeth started, the jaw growth pattern, the age of the patient, etc. Your orthodontist takes into account many alternative factors such

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *