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Retainers [yo.] 1 child; Gayville, South Dakota 13371 posts
14th Jun '13

When you got your braces off,
And got your retainers, how long did you have to wear them for? I'm supposed to get mine tomorrow and wanna know what I'm in for haha

thechelseamonster 2 kids; Colorado 29568 posts
14th Jun '13

everyday for the first month, I think, then at night for as long as I want my teeth to stay put.
but then I didn't, and that was dumb. :lol:

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
14th Jun '13

I get mine off on July 28th.. Im getting permanent retainers on both the top and bottom (Cemented on the back of my teeth) Then I will have the plastic tray ones for top and bottom that I only wear at night for the rest of my life.

courtney ♡ 2 kids; Washington 16705 posts
14th Jun '13

It's been a loooong time, but I got an invisiline retainer to wear at night.
I did, until my wisdom teeth started coming in, and now my teeth have moved a little and I still haven't gotten my wisdom teeth out :oops:
I need to do so and go back to the ortho :lol:
I also have a bar cemented behind my bottom four front teeth.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22277 posts
14th Jun '13

Forever! You should try to wear it every night and then at least a few nights a week. I didn't wear mine and now my teeth have moved and I need to get braces again

♥ Jen ♥ 5 kids; Shawnee, Kansas 9056 posts
14th Jun '13

My daughter had to wear hers for first year all the time, now she is night time only.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22277 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting courtney ♡:" It's been a loooong time, but I got an invisiline retainer to wear at night. I did, until my wisdom teeth ... [snip!] ... teeth out :oops: I need to do so and go back to the ortho :lol: I also have a bar cemented behind my bottom four front teeth."


The wisdom teeth is what screwed mine up too

* Clairebear * 1 child; Ireland 2600 posts
status 14th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting courtney ♡:</b>" It's been a loooong time, but I got an invisiline retainer to wear at night. I did, until my wisdom teeth ... [snip!] ... teeth out :oops: I need to do so and go back to the ortho :lol: I also have a bar cemented behind my bottom four front teeth."</blockquote>



I have that wire behind my bottom teeth as well. I've kinda forgotten its there lol I'm so used to it. I know I had train track braces from 1998 to 2000 I think, then they were removed and I had to wear the clear retainer for another year. But the worst part was I had to wear a hideous head gear at night for 3 years, I had metal rings cemented to my back teeth and the wires slotted in there, the other ends went out around the back of my head and were attached to a cushion at my neck. I hated that damn thing. My mother made me wear it as soon as I got home from school till the next morning. Once I had to go to the shop for pads when I got my period suddenly and I forgot to take the thing off. Well I got stared at and pointed at, it wasnt pleasant lol. Worth it all though, my teeth are nice and straight now and no overbite either! :)

courtney ♡ 2 kids; Washington 16705 posts
14th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Blythe.:</b>" The wisdom teeth is what screwed mine up too"</blockquote>




Sucksss.
Did you have yours pulled?




My teeth haven't moved too much, but enough that I notice.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22277 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting courtney ♡:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Blythe.:</b>" The wisdom teeth is what screwed mine up too"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... up too"</blockquote> Sucksss. Did you have yours pulled? My teeth haven't moved too much, but enough that I notice."


not yet, I only have one but I'm a chicken. It has mad mine move quite a bit.

courtney ♡ 2 kids; Washington 16705 posts
14th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Blythe.:</b>" not yet, I only have one but I'm a chicken. It has mad mine move quite a bit."</blockquote>




All four of mine are in, one completely, the other three are about half way.
I am a chicken too :lol: