Expect Teeth to Shift After Wearing Braces

teeth health smile dentistIn search of a perfect smile, many people will have worn braces in order to correct problems with crowded or crooked teeth. What some fail to realise, however, is that once the braces are removed the teeth will naturally try to shift back towards their original position. This is a normal physical reaction but if left unattended can result in a huge waste of time and money.
What to expect and what not to, as well as how to minimise shifting, is explained by Dr. Quoc Lu in a recent article with the key points being:
– Some shifting is normal
– Wearing a retainer is crucial to keeping your teeth securely in their new positions
– Failure to wear a retainer as directed by your dentist can result in so much shifting that it is no longer suitable and a return visit to the dentist’s chair could be required
Your personally made-to-measure retainer is essential to keeping your teeth properly aligned and your smile carefree. As Dr. Lu points out “your retainer should be comfortable and fit your mouth”. If this is not the case, talk to your dentist about the problem immediately before the damage becomes irreversible.
Dr. Lu’s full article about teeth shifting after the removal of braces can be read at http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/teeth-shifting-after-braces-is-it-normal/.