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How long is a wire dental retainer effective?

A wire dental retainer should be effective as long as you wear it, providing that the retainer wire and glue have been properly made and fixed into your mouth. Teeth can continue to shift years after braces are removed, so as long as the retainer is well maintained and your teeth are kept clean and healthy, you should be able to continue wearing the retainer for many years.

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