Braces and Invisalign can craft the perfect smile for their users. After the work, people love showing off their new smiles and flawless positioned teeth. Those smiles won’t last however if teeth aren’t given proper care and protection. In just weeks, a perfect smile can be shifted with teeth twisting or moving to their natural positions. Many wonder, why are my teeth moving after braces? Here are a few reasons why:
Elastic Memory Of Teeth
Teeth do not want to be moved. That’s why you feel initial pain in your mouth when you start orthodontic work on your smile. The teeth are fighting against the treatments because it’s not their natural resting state. With time, the teeth will begin to move into a more desirable position. The danger comes once the braces or Invisalign are removed. You may think your teeth are finished moving but they aren’t. The elastic memory of the teeth will push them toward their original state of resting erasing all the hard work you just endured. Without the protection of a retainer, your teeth will start moving after braces. If you notice your teeth are shifting after your braces are removed, it’s because you aren’t wearing a retainer. A retainer keeps your teeth in place and is the perfect defense for shifting teeth.
Sporting Smiles crafts clear plastic essix retainers to help combat moving teeth. By wearing your retainers at night, you erase the risk of your teeth shifting back with their elastic memory. If you don’t have a retainer, you’ll need one immediately. Your dentist might offer you one, but why pay double the price? With Sporting Smiles, you can receive premium high-quality affordable retainers all from the comfort of your home. Take your impressions with our patented impression kit, and send them back to us. Our dental technicians will craft your retainers to fit your custom smile perfectly and stop any natural teeth shifting after braces. The more you wear your retainer, the better.
You Lost Your Retainer
Retainers are your first defense against teeth moving after braces. If you wore a retainer right after your orthodontic work, that’s great. It helped in the initial resistance of your teeth shifting but the fact is, teeth never stop moving. You could be five or twenty years removed from orthodontic work and your teeth will be shifting. If you’ve lost or cracked your retainer at any point after orthodontic work you are risking your perfect smile being erased. If you need a replacement retainer, you can obtain one in as little as two weeks with Sporting Smiles. Our affordable replacement retainers can be ordered via rush and will help prevent your teeth from shifting. Losing your retainer or cracking it isn’t the end of the world with affordable options from Sporting Smiles. The important thing is getting a retainer back on your teeth before they can begin to shift.
Teeth-Grinding Shifts Teeth
Did you know that teeth-grinding can shift your teeth? Look for the symptoms of teeth-grinding. Do you wake up with regular morning headaches? Do you experience unexplained tooth or jaw pain? Does your partner hear small clicking sounds coming from your mouth when you sleep? There’s a very good chance that you unconsciously grind your teeth at night if you checked the box on these symptoms. Teeth grinding is a dangerous habit as it can affect many aspects of your mouth. One of the top things that it can affect is your teeth’s positioning. With constant force and grinding on the teeth, they can shift and erase the work of your dentist.
Wearing a retainer at night is key to stopping teeth grinding. Sporting Smiles makes a strong retainer out of essix-plus material. This essix is more durable than other brands and can help protect your teeth from teeth grinding while protecting them from shifting. These retainers are Sporting Smiles number one selling product.
Your teeth WILL move after braces. But you can be prepared for it by wearing a retainer. It’s also smart to keep a backup set in case you lose or crack your retainers. To shop for a new or replacement retainer, check out Sporting Smiles and our premium catalog of retainers that are half the cost of going to the dentist!