Twenty One dental clinic dentist Brighton Hove

Do I Have To Wear My Retainer Forever?

Most people will need to wear a retainer full-time for around a year after having their teeth realigned through orthodontic treatment. However, your dentist will also recommend continued use of a retainer beyond this period.

Key takeaways:

  • Teeth can shift throughout your life and this can be magnified for those who have orthodontic treatment.
  • After the initial year of permanently wearing a retainer you should only need to wear it overnight thereafter.
  • Try to make using your retainer a part of your regular bed time oral care routine.

“For too many adults, having to invest in orthodontia again is an unfortunate reality of not wearing their retainer. For many, they had braces as a teenager but neglected to wear their retainer, forcing them to consider orthodontic treatment again as an adult.”

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For more more information please get in contact with us.

Eamon Dehdashti

GDC Number: 261762

Eamon is our resident dually-qualified Hygienist/Therapist and offers treatments ranging from our platinum clean which includes a jet spray polish, to more comprehensive courses of gum therapy. Being a dually-qualified Dental Hygienist/Therapist, he also provides a wider range of routine procedures and treatments such as fillings on adults and children.

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We are situated to the West of Hove Museum (on the corner of New Church Road and Pembroke Gardens) TwentyOneDental, A Digitally Advanced Dental, Implant & Specialist Referral Centre, 21 New Church Road Brighton & Hove BN3 4AD.


01273 202 102





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8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
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8:00am - 3:00pm
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Please note: We are open to patients arriving from 8am but our telephone lines are not open until 8.15am