Relapse Treatment

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Many people seek orthodontic treatment to help correct tooth placement or an incorrect bite. The therapy might be cosmetic in nature, helping to improve a person’s look, or it can improve oral functionality. Because the time of the treatment might be restrictive in terms of diet and activity, most people are relieved when their dentists eventually remove their braces.

Even when a dentist declares the orthodontic treatment complete, the teeth have the propensity to return to their previous position. This tooth displacement is referred to as an orthodontic relapse. This occurs when teeth return to their pre-treatment placements. The patient’s failure to continuously use the retainers provided after the first orthodontic treatment is the most common cause of relapse.

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Dentists advise patients to attend follow-up appointments on a regular basis. They will be evaluated two, six, and eighteen months after the orthodontic braces are removed. Patients will be given retainers to wear while they wait for their teeth to settle into their new places.

The retainers can be worn for a few weeks or more, depending on the likelihood of recurrence. For teeth that are prone to shifting, most dentists would recommend a permanent wire retainer. Some patients may be fitted with removable retainers that they can wear throughout the day or while sleeping.
Teeth straightening and jaw correction do not happen overnight. Treatment can take years depending on the severity of the misalignment. This is why it might be upsetting for patients to discover that their teeth have shifted after their dentist cleared them.

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