Essix Retainers

Essix retainer is a clear orthodontic retainer used to retain the tooth in its newly aligned position. The retainer should be worn for at least 12 hours a day for six months to a few years, as suggested by the orthodontist. After that, the retainer has to be removed when eating or drinking. It is effective in retaining the lower teeth in their new position.

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Does having a retainer only on few teeth affect other teeth badly?

Query: Hello doctor, My essix retainer only covers my front upper six teeth. It has been about eight years since I have taken off my braces. Does having a retainer only on those teeth affect other teeth badly?  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, The retainer will not badly affect other teeth. As you have mentioned, having retainers for eight years already means all your teeth would have settled into their respective correct positions. An Essix retainer(used to maintain a previous...  Read Full »

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