Post Braces & Wisdom Teeth Removal with Shifting Teeth

For a number of reasons, the teeth of a patient who has used orthodontic braces or had their wisdom teeth removed may become misaligned again. Can you solve this problem without having to undergo long treatment with fixed braces again? The quick answer to this question is most likely, yes, you can.

The importance of dental alignment

Who doesn't want to have a beautiful and healthy smile? To achieve this goal, thousands of people need to use orthodontic appliances, which correct problems in dental alignment, restore patients' self-esteem and are essential for users to overcome chewing difficulties and even general pain and discomfort. The good news is that today there are different types of orthodontic appliances, from fixed ones (which require more attention from the patient for maintenance, oral hygiene and which can cause discomfort, especially at the beginning of treatment), to mobile appliances indicated for small tooth movements and transparent aligners, the main trend in orthodontics when it comes to transforming a smile.

What are the reasons for tooth misalignment, even after using braces?

Although the chances of this occurring are lower when the treatment is carried out under the supervision of a trained professional and in accordance with all the dentist's recommendations, there are some reasons that may favor the return of teeth. crooked and misaligned, for example:

* Early removal of the device;
* Removal of orthodontic appliances without supervision by a dentist;
* Lack of use or incorrect use of containment devices;
* Lack of follow-up with the dentist after the end of orthodontic treatment;
* Habits that are harmful to dental alignment, such as biting your nails or having the habit of pushing your tongue against your teeth. E
* Extraction or loss of teeth after treatment; including the wisdom teeth.

When a wisdom tooth is removed, there is a slight chance that the remaining teeth in your mouth will begin to shift into the empty spaces left by the wisdom teeth. There is no way to predict if this will happen when you have wisdom teeth removed, so it is important to continue to see a dentist for follow ups after any tooth removal, including wisdom teeth.

What to do when your teeth become misaligned again?

When your teeth become misaligned again for one of the reasons mentioned above, the first thing you should do is look for a dentist who specializes in orthodontics. Only they can accurately indicate the best way to solve this problem, allowing you to maintain or regain a beautiful and healthy smile.

That said, nowadays, in addition to traditional treatments with fixed braces, it is possible to rely on transparent aligners to correct misaligned teeth more quickly, comfortably and effectively.

Also known as invisible aligners, these devices are developed with special materials such as transparent acetate and, as they are extremely thin (0.75mm) and rest directly on the teeth, they are practically imperceptible and do does not cause discomfort for users. Thanks to these characteristics, transparent aligners are highly sought after by the adult population.

Symptoms of Shifting Teeth