Should Your Teeth Shift After Wearing Braces?

Thursday, June 08, 2017
Should Your Teeth Shift After Wearing Braces?

Once your braces are removed you can expect to enjoy better oral health and a beautiful smile. But perhaps you have noticed your teeth shifting after having your braces removed. Is this normal?

Key takeaways:

- Shifting is normal following the removal of braces. Just give your teeth some time to accommodate themselves into the natural position

- Although some degree of shifting is normal, you must wear a retainer at night to prevent misalignment. For best results, start wearing the retainer as soon as your braces are removed

- Given the importance of wearing a retainer, you should make sure that it fits comfortably and request any adjustments if you feel something is wrong

In addition to the above, following any other instructions provided by your dentist will help ensure that your orthodontic treatment is a success.

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For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180
Afshin Khalessi, DDS (Sweden)

Dr. Afshin Khalessi has practiced dentistry since 1994, receiving his dental training at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, one of Europe’s largest medical universities, renowned for both its research and clinical excellence, producing no fewer than six winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Dr. Khalessi also undertook postgraduate training in implantology and restorative dentistry at University College of London’s prestigious Eastman Dental Institute. He was the first dentist in Hampshire to offer the revolutionary ‘Teeth In An Hour’ treatment, which allows a patient with full dentures to walk out of the surgery with new fixed smile in just 60 minutes.

Throughout his career, Dr. Khalessi has always taken a keen interest in the latest research and developments in clinical practice and dental technology, and regularly attends national and international conferences, congresses and seminars.