Retainers are really common. In fact, most people (kids and adults) who have braces have to wear a retainer for at least a little while after getting their braces taken off. Other people wear them to close gaps in their teeth, to help with speech problems, or to solve certain medical problems. There are a variety of reason to wear a retainer and even more reasons that you should take very good care of your retainer! On this page you will find a variety of answers to almost any question you could think of pertaining to retainers, from how long you may need to wear the retainer, to any problems you may encounter with your retainer, Hopefully this information is useful in your quest for perfect teeth!