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  1. Arti says:

    Since no client wants to undo all the good work done by their orthodontist, a retainer is prescribed to counteract this movement. The short answer is, yes. After braces are taken off, the teeth can very easily begin to shift back to their original crooked position. Early orthodontic treatment is a great way to get ahead of oral issues that could become worse over the course of a child's life. This usually consists of wearing a removable retainer all day and all night for a period of at least three months, only taking it out when eating and brushing teeth. When your teeth are free of braces, your orthodontist will recommend a separate treatment program for wearing a retainer. Bite issues, crowded teeth or jaw malfunction can all contribute to the development of gum disease and cavities over time, which are issues that could require in-depth treatment.

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