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What is the success rate of a clear plastic dental retainer?

The success of a dental retainer depends on how each person uses it. If you follow your orthodontist’s advice and wear the retainer for the length of time that he or she tells you to, you can expect to achieve the best results. If you only wear your retainer sporadically or not at all, you may undo the positive results that your braces had achieved, or your treatment may not be a success.

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