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How will I know if getting a wire dental retainer was successful?

You will know if a wire dental retainer was successful if your teeth stay in the correct alignment. Some orthodontists tell patients to leave their wire dental retainers on for a few years, while some see no reason to have their patients ever take them out. Teeth can shift at any age, so if you’re able to keep your teeth clean and healthy with the wire retainer in place, you may want to consider leaving the wire dental retainer in your mouth permanently.

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