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muffin asked in HealthDental · 1 decade ago

have my teeth possibly moved?

Ive had a retainer ever since i got off my braces. However i do not wear it and i just started to wear it again. my teeth somehow magicaly still fit into it without much effort. so does this mean my teeth havent moved?

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  • 1 decade ago

    If it still fits, then it's possible your teeth haven't moved much, but I bet you anything they've moved a few millimeters. I've seen adults who had their ortho removed years ago quit wearing their retainers, and guess what? They ended up having to get their ortho redone, because your teeth will shift back no matter what. So wear that retainer!

    Source(s): CDA w/20 yrs exp
  • 1 decade ago

    i'm kind of anal about wearing my retainer. i'm pretty sure if you don't wear it the first year you get your braces off, your teeth will move. so wear it every night. its not that hard.

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