A 18-year-old female asked:
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piece of gum on the back of my two front teeth can move it with my tongue. ever since i got my braces off, my teeth move way too fast, is it the skin?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: You should have your orthodontist examine the tissue. There may be some excess tissue in that area depending on how your teeth were moved.
Answered on Jun 12, 2015
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Use reatiners: When did the braces come off and are you wearing your retainers consistently? The retainers are used to stabilize the teeth until the periodontal ligament and bone readjust to the new positions of your teeth. See your orthodontist about your loose teeth.
Answered on Jun 12, 2015
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Dr. Anthony Sharber
37 years experience Dentistry
Wear retainers: sometimes teeth feel loose after orthodontic treatment because the bone hasn't firmed up around teeth. This may take several years and is why you should wear your retainers as instructed by your dentist. The excess tissue will usually resolve itself with time but you should check with your dentist for follow up exams and follow his instructions.
Answered on Jun 12, 2015

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