Julie asked in HealthDental · 4 weeks ago

Why is tooth gap returning and how do I stop it?

I had 3-4 years of braces, 1-2 years of expander and a retainer. I used retainer for 0.5-1 year before stopping (I was a stupid preteen). 

Now I’m 20 and almost 21. I’ve noticed my tooth gap is returning and getting bigger quickly. At first it was slight for about a year and now it was only a few weeks until it got a bit bigger. It’s as big as like..a thicker piece of lead probably. I can see my tongue behind it and the gums in between my teeth now. But it isn’t HUGE. 

Before braces I could fit a straw in between it without the straw bending at all. 

Will it get THAT big again? Or is it normal for it to get a little gap again?

How do I stop it too? I’m way too poor to do braces or Invisalign. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    i would talk to your dentist about it

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