5 doctors weighed in:

What happens to braces without orthodontists to maintain while I am in college?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible disaster

You must be seen as often as your orthodontic specialist deems necessary to assure that treatment progresses as planned.
Prolonged time between appointments can lengthen time in treatment. If damage occurs, teeth may move incorrectly, or teeth/gums could become damaged. Work this out with your orthodontist.

In brief: Possible disaster

You must be seen as often as your orthodontic specialist deems necessary to assure that treatment progresses as planned.
Prolonged time between appointments can lengthen time in treatment. If damage occurs, teeth may move incorrectly, or teeth/gums could become damaged. Work this out with your orthodontist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Thank
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry

In brief: Brace care

It is a really bad idea to keep braces on without seeing your orthodontist on a regular basis.
You could develop periodontal disease, get shortening of the roots, bone loss, teeth shifting in bad ways, infections, cavities, etc. Your best option is to discuss your options with your orthodontist.

In brief: Brace care

It is a really bad idea to keep braces on without seeing your orthodontist on a regular basis.
You could develop periodontal disease, get shortening of the roots, bone loss, teeth shifting in bad ways, infections, cavities, etc. Your best option is to discuss your options with your orthodontist.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
Thank
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
Dentistry

In brief: Possible overcorrect

Without proper followup several things can go wrong, just like a car without a driver or brakes.
Your teeth can go in the wrong direction, might get over or under corrected, the ties or replaceable components might deteriorate, some bands or brackets might fall off or hang in there causing loss of control or discomfort.Improper care and hygiene may also cause cavities or gum problems. , .

In brief: Possible overcorrect

Without proper followup several things can go wrong, just like a car without a driver or brakes.
Your teeth can go in the wrong direction, might get over or under corrected, the ties or replaceable components might deteriorate, some bands or brackets might fall off or hang in there causing loss of control or discomfort.Improper care and hygiene may also cause cavities or gum problems. , .
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
384K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors