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can my teeth shift back

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Yes, they can: It would be wise to wear a retainer to protect your beautiful smile and the time and money invested into your good looks.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience in Dentistry
Dentist/orthodontist: I would see the dentist/orthodontist whom placed the Invisalign and make sure that the fitted mouthpiece that you have right now is recommended.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
No: More likely no, you need to be evaluated by the dentist/orthodontist that started the case so see if they can make adjustment or need to go another di ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
It varies widely!: Sometimes we see shifting in a matter of weeks or months, while other times it takes years. Every circumstance is different and we can't always predic ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Tooth mobility: Teeth are not like steel poles cemented in concrete. There is a living membrane called the periodontal ligament that connect the bone to the root of t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
No, but........: Smoking does not make your teeth shift. However, over time, it might contribute to periodontal (gum) disease which eventually will cause bone loss, lo ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Probably: Over time. Most missing teeth should be replaced. See your dentist for an e-valuation and discussion of treatment options.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Only: The only way to know if your teeth tipped or shifted is to compare them with models made in the past. Teeth will move and adjust to the stresses plac ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Your teeth will move a little in the day without Invisalign. This should be no big issue. Your next set will just be a little tighter than usual. A li ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
43 years experience in Dentistry
YES: Post orthodontic treatment now recommends a retainer forever! if you have a retainer and don't wear for a few days and is very tight going back in, ... Read More

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