Does this retainer work or is it fake?!

Question: Does this retainer work or is it fake!?
I had my braces removed in the first week of January of this year!. Since my orthodontist is on the west coast and i go to school on the east coast, he gave these clear retainerse (that look like visalign) because they are suppose to work better than the metal-wire retainers because the latter have to be adjusted every couple months and I wont be back for at least 6-7 months!.
These "retainers" are clear and the top hold on tightly to the teeth on my sides but not my front teeth- there's just this very thin part that connects it so in essence if the top retainer works, only the side molars will be kept from moving!. The bottom retainers!.!.!.!. they are loose and only really cover the first 8 teeth across!. but they aren't tightly secured and somewhat loose so I don't believe they are doing any job!.
I originally was suppose to get the common retainer that has a metal wire across the front teeth but the retainer didn't fit when i went in to try it out so since i was flying back in two days the doctor created another molding of my teeth and created these clear ones in a day!.
I want to know if this sounds shady to you guys!. Do you believe these retainers could work or do you think they aren't and the orthodontist just wants me to believe they do!?!?

this link shows how they look kind of!.!.

BUT!.!.!. pretend the front of this retainer has a gap that is where my four top front teeth go through!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

I had this same problem-
The retainers are supposed to be this way!. It will feel a little different for a while because your braces were so tight and then they give you a loose "retainer" to wear!. But; even though it doesn't feel like it, they are supposed to be this way!.

Hope this helps- Madison!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

yeh they dooooooooooo i swear it may not fell like it at first but a retainer isnt suppposed to reallly move ure teel its more ment to keep them together after u get ure brases off or they will just go back to NORMAL


the clear retainers do work but they dont work as well as the metal ones!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

U should let them all just go 2 Hell & go 2 Kentucky where U will B King!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

That's what I have!. I wear them about 5 nights a week!. They do their job pretty well, I suppose!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

Yeah I had one!. Wear it!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

I have the same retainer - they are called Essix Retainers!. Sounds like your orthodontist screwed up taking the molds of your teeth!. It should fit your teeth - all your teeth - like a glove!. If it doesn't then you are wasting your time!. These retainers are supposed to work and they do if properly fitted to your teeth!. You are correct - if they aren't tightly secured and somewhat loose then they aren't serving any purpose!. Get back to your ortho ASAP!. One good thing about the retainer you have is that it can double as a bleaching tray!.!.!.!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

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