Hi..I am 22 years now and had been having gaps between almost all my teeth three years back. To get the gaps closed, I wore braces for an year under the advise of my Orthodont.Things were pretty fine when I got my braces removed. As expected, my teeth got perfectly aligned with no gaps seen between any of them. I was given a retainer to be worn for almost 6 months.And I had been wearing the same for almost one year, as gaps started to develop between my upper front teeth. When I wear my retainer in the night, the next day I could see the gap is closed . Forgetting the retainer for a day atleast developed the gap again. I was pissed off about this and decided not to wear retainer anymore. Now its been one and half year I wore my retainer. I could now clearly see significant gap between my upper two front teeth and my jaw has gone bigger now. These days, when I feel like wearing the retainer I have, I wear it at night . To my surprise the next morning I see the gap is not closed fully and the front teeth start drifting apart very soon after the removal of retainer. I am too desperate of having my gaps closed . Please suggest me if I should wear my retainer 24*7. Please suggest other ways as well.