Do I have to wear a retainer?
If you don’t wear a retainer after treatment with braces or aligners, your teeth will want to shift back to their pre-treatment positions. In other words, unless you want to start orthodontic treatment all over again, it’s important to wear your retainer as instructed.
Your retainer will be custom made to fit your new smile and hold it precisely in alignment. Even if your retainer is removable, you will be asked to wear it full-time at first. After Dr Dima approves it, you can then switch to night-time only wear.