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Will teeth shift after braces?

Post by abbby » Sun, 20 Dec 2020 9:06 pm

Will straightened teeth shift after braces and retainers? What's a suitable age to start doing?
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Re: Will teeth shift after braces?

Post by malcontent » Mon, 21 Dec 2020 8:31 am

Let’s put it this way, the improvements from wearing braces/retainer should last a lifetime... provided nothing interferes with the pattern that was set. For example, wisdom teeth that come in later may need to be pulled in order to prevent crowding.

Usually braces can be started in the early teens. My daughter got hers at age 14.

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Post by abbby » Sun, 03 Jan 2021 8:06 pm

I've heard of people saying their teeth got crooked or no longer straight even after braces (even with wearing retainers). So I was really surprised that it could happen?
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Re: Will teeth shift after braces?

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Wed, 06 Jan 2021 7:18 pm

Yes it can happen. And did happen to me, the lower incisors namely. Happened slowly but I know I'm not the only one. And could get them fixed again if I still cared. Upper teeth no issues.

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Re: Will teeth shift after braces?

Post by abbby » Thu, 07 Jan 2021 12:33 pm

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 7:18 pm
Yes it can happen. And did happen to me, the lower incisors namely. Happened slowly but I know I'm not the only one. And could get them fixed again if I still cared. Upper teeth no issues.
did you have them fixed again after it shifted? I was told it was possibly due to not wearing the retainers every night that could have cause a shift..?
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Re: Will teeth shift after braces?

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Thu, 07 Jan 2021 2:34 pm

It was ok when I was 16 and all the way till my early 30s then I noticed starting to shift. Or well maybe it happend little by little earlier but didn't pay attention.

So no didn't do anything any more. Now reaching 50 don't really care that much any more.

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Re: Will teeth shift after braces?

Post by malcontent » Thu, 07 Jan 2021 4:17 pm

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 2:34 pm
It was ok when I was 16 and all the way till my early 30s then I noticed starting to shift. Or well maybe it happend little by little earlier but didn't pay attention.

So no didn't do anything any more. Now reaching 50 don't really care that much any more.
Did you have all four of your wisdom teeth removed?

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Re: Will teeth shift after braces?

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Thu, 07 Jan 2021 5:55 pm

malcontent wrote:
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 4:17 pm
ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 2:34 pm
It was ok when I was 16 and all the way till my early 30s then I noticed starting to shift. Or well maybe it happened little by little earlier but didn't pay attention.

So no didn't do anything any more. Now reaching 50 don't really care that much any more.
Did you have all four of your wisdom teeth removed?
yes, why?

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Re: Will teeth shift after braces?

Post by malcontent » Thu, 07 Jan 2021 8:52 pm

That is usually the main culprit for crowding that moves teeth around after braces. Some people don’t even know they’ve got wisdom teeth. If you’ve had all four removed and the teeth still moved significantly after braces, then that is really a mystery!

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Re: Will teeth shift after braces?

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 08 Jan 2021 12:47 am

Teeth may shift if the retainer is not worn consistently. At the end of the day, there is no way to permanently “set” the position of the teeth. If the teeth are naturally crooked, going without the retainer for long periods of time after completing the full course of braces will cause the teeth to move into their original position. To prevent this, keep the retainer on every night and you won’t need to worry about any shifts.

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Re: Will teeth shift after braces?

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Fri, 08 Jan 2021 1:33 pm

malcontent wrote:
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 8:52 pm
That is usually the main culprit for crowding that moves teeth around after braces. Some people don’t even know they’ve got wisdom teeth. If you’ve had all four removed and the teeth still moved significantly after braces, then that is really a mystery!
Not that we need to solve mysteries here, but I mean I removed the wisdom teeth after (over 10 or 15 years after) I stopped using any braces.

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