Can adult get a retainer?

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    my top teeth have shifted over time and one of my front teeth has pushed forward a little. I don't want braces or Invisalign is a retainer an option as and adult? Will that help?
     
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    It's probably best to get braces or Invisalign. Retainers are meant to keep correct alignment, not to re-align your teeth.
     
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    Hi! Call around your local orthodontists, many offer an in-house solution using custom made retainers that will add pressure to certain teeth and can tuck small imperfections back in (sort of like Invisalign.)
     
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    Dasha is right, there are appliances that can be made to move one or two teeth with springs and wires. They are variations of a "Hawley appliance". You don't need braces or Invisalign to move one tooth in most cases.
     
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