Can I Wear Retainers Rather Than Braces? - Video Guide

The answer is YES and NO. learn more about in this video

In instances of very minor tooth movement,  retainers  can be worn to close small gaps. However, in cases where there is more extreme  crowding or other presenting orthodontic conditions, braces are a better option for alignment. Therefore, while retainers can fix small problems, the majority of people would need  braces  to achieve ideal alignment.