Get Back In Line – What to Do if Your Teeth Have Shifted

After successfully completing orthodontic treatment, you may have been proud of your smile and vowed to take excellent care of your teeth forevermore – including wearing your retainer. Such noble intentions, however, sometimes are short-lived. Unfortunately, this can impact your smile and over time, your teeth may shift from where they were right after orthodontic treatment.

What can you do if this has happened to you? It is possible to recapture your smile story! If the shift has been small and your retainer still fits, wearing it diligently can subtly push the teeth back into the proper spot. If your teeth have really made a move, however, you’ll need to make an appointment with an orthodontist. Orthodontic re-treatment can come in various forms – and doesn’t always mean having full braces again. Dr. Reddick will assess the movement that has occurred and provide his recommendations on a treatment plan. In a relatively short amount of time, you can be on your way to recapturing your smile story.

The easiest way to ensure that you keep your teeth in line is to follow your orthodontist’s recommendations for retainer wear. It’s a small price to pay to have a successful smile story! But if you’re teeth have shifted, then don’t lose hope. The team at Melbourne Orthodontics can help restore your smile once again!