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How often does my child have to wear a clear plastic dental retainer?

The orthodontist will tell you how often your child needs to wear a clear plastic dental retainer. In general, dental retainers are worn all day and night for the first three to nine months. After that, your child may only need to wear the retainer at night when he is sleeping.

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