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Should Your Teeth Shift After Wearing Braces?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018

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.

For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180


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