I’m just finishing up with my orthodontic treatment plan, and the orthodontist has given me a couple of options.
I have the option of wearing long term retainers on my upper and lower teeth, or using just an essix retainer at night. She favours the essix retainer on its own, but the decision is mine completely. My original orthodontist left the dental practice and he was the one who recommended the long term retainers.
Would appreciate any pros and cons etc., from what I can see the main drawback would be good getting caught in the permanent brace. I have no idea about the efficacy of the long term retainers.