Braces are a common treatment for diastema. If you don’t want braces , ask your dentist for a cosmetic procedure to fill gaps between your teeth . Veneers or bonding is another option, composite bonding might be the best solution. In this procedure, our dentist applies resin to the teeth .
The simple answer is yes. Yes, your teeth can shift back after braces and yes teeth moving after braces are quite normal. Even though we see it with some of our patients, it’s important that you work on eliminating the possibility of teeth moves once your braces are off.
The reason why retainers can ‘t be used to close a gap is because they are fitted at the end of treatment and are made to fit the straight teeth mould. If they were done while you had a gap they would be made to fit your teeth in that specific way and would therefore not move them but just hold them how they are.
In some cases, teeth can move back very quickly – these are called high risk relapse cases. This may happen for very rotated teeth, or teeth with gaps in the midline. Teeth will tend to move back to their original positions after braces is taken off.
For patients who only need to close a gap , braces or Invisalign may only need six to eight months to work, though some orthodontic professionals may suggest traditional braces for faster results.
Dental implants can be used to fix the gap in-between teeth if the gap is very large or a tooth is missing. A dental implant is a surgically placed metal post or frame that is implanted into the jawbone and your gums. Once this implant has been made the dentist can insert a replacement tooth in this spot.
If you get older and notice your teeth are shifting back into a crooked place, you can call your ortho to discuss the problems. Some people end up wearing brackets or aligners a second time later in life. There is nothing wrong with this, and it’s not the fault of the ortho or even your own fault it happened.
You should expect to notice minor shifts in your teeth approximately 4 weeks from after bonding. Greater shifts that are more visible require more time as they become noticeable after approximately 2-3 months. The short answer to the question of whether braces move your teeth everyday is yes.
Adults Can Get Braces . If you haven’t had the chance to get braces when you were younger, perhaps because of financial issues, it’s never too late to get braces as an adult. Likewise, if you had braces before and the results did not last, you can get orthodontic treatment again .
But if the gaps are bigger, you may need another round of treatment with aligners or braces to ensure that your teeth move back into position. Thankfully, these adjustments are usually small , and they can be accomplished relatively quickly. But the sooner you ask for help, the better.
Usually, a retainer treatment takes a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve, but the period is generally dependent on the types and causes of gaps in the teeth.
Remember, retainers retain. They should just hold the teeth in their current position. If you want to MOVE teeth then we’re talking about braces or clear aligners. So, the short answer is yes, braces or aligners are necessary to close a space and for it to be stable long term.
It is possible for a retainer alone to close gaps between teeth. So if an impression of your teeth is taken, the retainer is designed, and then you wear the retainer , it’s not going to move your teeth and close your gap unless the retainer is made to be smaller and in a different shape than your teeth are now.