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  1. Hello! So, I have an impacted canine and I plan to get exposure surgery and the braces to pull that tooth down. I haven’t been to the orthodontist recently to ask this question but I was wondering if I would have to wear a retainer after I get the braces off. Thanks šŸ™‚

    1. Hi. Yes, you need to wear a retainer after your braces are removed. Right after your braces are removed, your teeth are slightly mobile and need to stabilize. The retainers help keep your teeth in their new positions.

  2. Hi i would like to know what is TP Tubes? as that is what they are using for my braces thats being applied tomorrow but i cant find any answers of what they are or look like

    1. Hello. Every office uses abbreviations. “TP tubes” is not a common one that I know. The only thing that comes to my mind is TransPalatal bar tubes. This is a tube placed on the lingual side of a upper molar band for a removable transpalatal bar. A transpalatal bar is used to create an anchor unit with the posterior teeth. It’s then used to help retract upper anterior teeth. That’s my best guess.

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