My Orthodontist told me that I don't need to wear my retainers anymore. Can I throw them away?

Retainers are for life! Teeth continue to move as we get older, regardless of whether we had braces or not. In general, these movements are small and may not be noticeable until after many years. Keeping your retainers and wearing them occasionally during the week can ensure that this natural tooth movement is kept to a minimum.