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Teeth Moving After Braces
Braces off soon : Many people want to get braces off as soon as possible for a variety of reasons. After your braces come off, you need retainers, which are simply custom made pieces of plastic with metal wires to hold the teeth in the same position. You can always finish your orthodontic treatment later in your life at any age. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Immediately: Teeth start moving the moment force is applied. ...Read more
Will my teeth move more when I have braces while I am doing stuff or when my jaw isn't moving much?
No difference unless: You are using elastics between the maxillary and mandibular arches. Then faster or more when your mouth is open. ...Read more
My son does not wear his retainer, what can I do to keep his teeth from moving? My son was in ortho full braces for 2 years.
What a shame: By disobeying you and discounting the orthodontist's skill and experience your child is exhibiting just how immature he really is. He thinks he can succeed without paying his dues. He's taking the beautiful gift you gave him and throwing it away. He obviously has no ?tre spect for you, nor does he value what it cost. Be a parent. Set limits and stick to the rules. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My teeth are moving back to old positions though i've been wearing retainers for 4 years after wearing non-removable braces for 1.5 years.
Need re-evaluated: Return to your dentist and have them do an evaluation to determine the cause of your relapse. ...Read more
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