Why retainers after braces? Many people who have had braces are told to wear a retainer after their braces are removed.
Why do they need a retainer after all the time they spent with braces?
For several months after braces are removed, there is a high chance of relapse. The bone and tissue around the teeth have been moved by the braces, and the retainers help to keep the oral reorganization in place. After the bone and tissues set, then the retainers are no longer necessary.
Here are some more frequently asked questions about retainers.