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Physiology: Your body sets limits on how fast teeth move. Moving the crowns of teeth through air proceeds faster than moving roots through bone. Orthodontic specialists are trained to monitor the rapidity and direction of tooth movement. Ask a pro for an evaluation. ...Read more
Movement: Some of the initial alignment movements occur rapidly. Some of the later movements, moving roots through bone, and changing the relationships of one jaw to the other, seem to take forever. If you have a question ask your orthodontic specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
Can i remove my elastic rubber bands which i put to my braces for 7 hours a day and then put it back ? Will this prevent fast move of teeth ?
No bands-no movement: The pressure exerted by the rubber bands is what makes the teeth move in the desired direction. It takes hours for teeth to begin to move from that pressure, but only about 30 minutes to start to relapse when bands are not on. If you want to get rid of those annoying rubber bands, wear them constantly, and only take them off for the half hour needed to eat and clean, and then get them back on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im about to undergo braces with elastics to fix underbite (18yo) - im told it will take 2-3 years- what determines how fast teeth move and when ends.
Growth & cooperation: Teeth move through bone faster in growing children than in non-growing adults. If your underbite is primarily Dental, Orthodontic Rx will be effective. If strong skeletal component, jaw surgery may also be needed. The better you follow instructions, the more you cooperate, the faster your treatment will progress. Your Orthodontic Specialist is trained to know the appropriate end point. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers