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Offline Embracer

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Hawley retainer for relapse
« on: 07. January 2022, 16:47:14 PM »
I went to get a new Hawley retainer to replace one which is several years old but which I have been continuing to wear most nights. It turns out that the old Hawley  was not fitting properly and had  allowed my teeth to drift slightly out of line. I now have to wear my new Hawley 24/7 for 6 months to get and keep my teeth in the correct position.

So a lesson to all who have had braces to keep a close eye on your teeth even if you think you are following a good retention regime!

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Re: Hawley retainer for relapse
« Reply #1 on: 09. January 2022, 18:25:41 PM »
Aren't there still checkup appointments every few years even during retention to ensure something like that doesn't happen?

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Re: Hawley retainer for relapse
« Reply #2 on: 12. January 2022, 19:57:09 PM »
My orthodontic treatment provided for 12 months of retainer reviews after the end of my active treatment (one at 6 months and one at 12 months). I think this is quite common. After that it is up to you and your general dental practitioner to keep an eye on whether your teeth are being sufficiently retained.