Many of my adult patients had braces by a Boise Orthodontist when they were children. They are surprised that their teeth are becoming crooked again. Many people ask how to keep their teeth straight or to get them to straighten out again. Two of the options could be to wear a retainer or to get Invisalign.
Most Patients blame the changes in the alignment of their teeth on their wisdom teeth (the failure to take them out timely enough or deciding not to take them out at all). Research has shown us that even patients that take out their wisdom teeth first, then have orthodontics still have shifting and crowding of their teeth in the future.
Our teeth shift throughout our lives, every day, a tiny bit. The only way to keep them straight is to wear a retainer.
If you saw a Boise Orthodontist as a child, have straight teeth and want to keep them straight then you need to wear a retainer long-term. The good news is most people only need to wear a retainer a few nights a week while they are sleeping. The pressure from the retainer a few nights is enough to keep your teeth straight.
Teeth already crooked? Then you have two options: 1) Start wearing a retainer (your dentist can make you one). It will stop them from becoming more crooked. 2) Have Invisalign orthodontics to align your teeth. Then remember to wear your retainer.
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If you are looking to get a straighter smile, don't hesitate to call Atlantis Dental Care today!