If you have retainers...

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  1. xCuteBunnyx
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    I'm getting my braces off soon and I have to choose what kind of retainers I would like. Either the Metal(Hawley) kinds or the Clear kind of retainers(Essix). Pro's and Con's?
    Which one do you prefer and recommend?
    Any information on them would be nice! Thanks!
     
  2. silent sniper

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    uhmm... whichever is plastic? trust me, you dont want a sheet of metal on the roof of your mouth. Every retainer i've had (im on number 6 now - very long story that i dont feel like esxplaining) has been plastic
     
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    i think you mean the ones that have a metal wire thing going across the front of ones teeth, versus the clear type that fit over your teeth completely.

    i have used both (the ortho gave me the clear thing for a temporary until i got the hard plastic with metal band type) and the clear plastic thing cracked inside a week, just from putting it on, taking it off, and poking at it with my tongue
     
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    lol, thats all i've been doing with my retainers, but they keep shape!

    the clear ones will piss you off, i had one that i had to wear during the night, it was too annoying.
     
  5. xCuteBunnyx
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    Thanks, how much does it cost to get 2 replaced? (I have braces on both top and bottom).

    Any other info would be appreciated.