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What happens to braces without orthodontists to maintain them?

8 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: Good things usually

The wires will only move so far and the movement will stop.
However, some bad things can happen also, so don't skip appointments if you have real active things going on. If anything gets loose, you are setting yourself up for problems.

In brief: Good things usually

The wires will only move so far and the movement will stop.
However, some bad things can happen also, so don't skip appointments if you have real active things going on. If anything gets loose, you are setting yourself up for problems.
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Dr. Robert Eckelson
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bad things

1) teeth will stop moving at a point, so they will not be effective 2) decasification of your teeth can occur with prolonged wear See an orthodontist right away

In brief: Bad things

1) teeth will stop moving at a point, so they will not be effective 2) decasification of your teeth can occur with prolonged wear See an orthodontist right away
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: More important

What happens to your teeth without proper care.
This scenario can quickly turn into a disaster. It's like getting up off of the operating table in the middle of having your appendix removed and walking out of the hospital. Please see your Orthodontic Specialist ASAP to help get thou back on track.

In brief: More important

What happens to your teeth without proper care.
This scenario can quickly turn into a disaster. It's like getting up off of the operating table in the middle of having your appendix removed and walking out of the hospital. Please see your Orthodontic Specialist ASAP to help get thou back on track.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry

In brief: Brace care

Bad idea to not have an orthodontist watching over your brace care.
Teeth can move in ways that can be harmful not to mention that you're oral hygiene could get bad and thus causing cavities and gum disease. If you can't continue treatment then it's best to get the braces removed.

In brief: Brace care

Bad idea to not have an orthodontist watching over your brace care.
Teeth can move in ways that can be harmful not to mention that you're oral hygiene could get bad and thus causing cavities and gum disease. If you can't continue treatment then it's best to get the braces removed.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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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
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