i had braces up unti like 8th or 9th grade. i was a dumbass and never really wore my retainer and I went to the dentist today for a cleaning and he said to go see an othrodontist because my teeth look like they shifted. he said i probably would need a retainer or something to put in at night. i'm just nervous that i might need braces again which he said nothing about. they must've just shifted a tiny bit, because i can't even notice it.
anyways has anyone ever had this happen and what did you get to fix it?
08-16-2006, 02:18 PM #1
Has anyone here's teeth shifted after having braces?
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haha funny story. i had to wear braces for like 3 years cuz of pretty stubborn teeth. i was even given this headgear to wear to help an overbite or soemthin but i never wore it cuz it was terrible to sleep in.
so anyway, 3 years pass, i get a retainer and my braces off. i wear it maybe 2-3 days, and i cant stand sleeping wtih this either. so i stop. fast forward about 1 year and i go back for a follow up. theyve shifted significantly (the 2 eye teeth on the top) and are like jutting out so i have to get braces on AGAIN! i wear these for close to a year. then i get them off and get another retainer.
that was about 5 years ago. i never wore THAT retainer either! my teeth have shifted a bit since then too! i guess ill never learn! but im not getting braces again. and *&^@ retainers too while we're at it!
08-16-2006, 03:24 PM #10
Yes, but not much. I was given a plastic retainer when the metal ones were taken off. Initially I had to wear it all the time, then at night, then at mealtimes or something. I never wore it at all though. While my teeth didn't move that much, I can physcially move them, as if they were loose.***Irish Misc Crew***
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08-16-2006, 04:55 PM #11
I had braces for 3 years, had them removed for 1 year, then placed back on for 2 years.
I wore my retainer religiouosly, wore my rubber bands, and followed their instructions. Ironically, it was my jaw line that was causing problems. They thought I suffered head trauma or something, because my jaw line took a major shift once they took the braces off the first time. I guess I was still growing.
08-16-2006, 05:07 PM #12
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i had braces age 10-12, and my teeth still arent perfect, but ill never have braces again,not at this age, they also damn expensive !You got bigger arms than me ?
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08-16-2006, 05:16 PM #13
I wear my retainer every night while sleeping and all is fine. If you dont wear it they'll get as bad or sometimes worse then before (believe me I have friends who this happened too).Except for combating and limiting the implementation and spreading of Slavery, Fascism, Nazism and Communism, war has never solved anything.
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08-16-2006, 05:49 PM #15
Maybe your wisdom teeth are making the rest of your teeth move? I never had braces or anything similar because my teeth grew out good, but the problem was with wisdom teeth. They started growing out when I was in my mid to late teens, so my bottom front teeth are slightly pointing inwards.▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒
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