how to prevent teeth shifting after braces

How To Prevent Teeth Shifting After Braces

Orthodontic treatments like braces are a way of helping you achieve a great smile. However, there are a few things you should bear in mind to ensure your teeth don’t shift too much after having braces removed.

Key takeaways:

– Some degree of shifting is to be expected after braces are removed, so don’t be alarmed if you notice minor shifting

– The best way to prevent excessive shifting is to wear a retainer as instructed by your dentist or orthodontist

– Speak to your dentist if you notice that your retainer doesn’t fit or feels uncomfortable, as this could meant that excessive tooth shifting is happening

If you are conscientious wearing your retainer and follow the instructions of dental professionals, you can look forward to having a healthy smile after braces and brackets are removed.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.