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Basically I need some advice from anyone who has had a fixed brace....

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I had my brace for 2 years and had it removed about 9 years ago, my teeth have moved alot since having it removed. The orthadontist says he doesn't know why they have moved. He gave me 2 options… Read More
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
I had my brace for 2 years and had it removed about 9 years ago, my teeth have moved alot since having it removed.

The orthadontist says he doesn't know why they have moved.

He gave me 2 options

1) Leave them the way they are ( I hate smiling again now)
2) Have a brace again with a fixed bar on the back after treatment, but he said the bar can snap every few years.

I wore all the retainers etc correctly after brace was removed.

Any advice would be great.
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
I think you have answered this your self really.....with the comment of I hate Smiling now !!
Wouldmt It be awful to go through the rest of your life not wanting or being able to smile?
Surely a year or two with a new brace would be a small price to pay?
go for it!!
:thumbsup:
#2
Surely it's up to you whether you want another brace fitted? If you're unhappy with the way your teeth are and a brace will give you the confidence back then go for it.

One of my friends had a brace and her teeth moved as well, she has a gap in between her front 2 teeth where she didn't have one before. She has left hers and it doesn't stop her smiling and laughing!
#3
Go for it! If you have put up with the brace before you will manage again until your teeth are in position. My daughters brace broke and by the time the repair was done her teeth had moved a fair bit. Her treatment is now complete, seven years since it began , but the last few years have just been checks on the retainer wires behind her teeth. These cause her no problems and cannot be seen unless you are looking bhind her teeth. She has beautiful teeth and although there are breaks in the retaining wires behind them her teeth are staying in position.
#4
I guess its not having the brace again that I'm worried about. I'm 26 and have a child but to be honest having a brace at my age wouldn't bother me.

Just worried about the bar on the backs of the teeth snapping and my teeth falling out lol! That and the fact that the Orthadontist said he doesn't know if the bar has any long term damage to the jaw after holding the teeth in an " un-natural" position for years.
#5
same thing has happened to me, had a fixed brace and have had it off for over two years now, did the same thing with the retainer and my teeth still moved about. From what other people have said about the metal thing it can break very very easily and then your teeth will move again, which would mean going back and having a fixed brace again. I hated having a brace so never bothered with getting it done again and will probably just live with it
#6
Put on a hot deal or go to a Dental Forum for this rubbish!
Stop wasting our time!
#7
I'm 26 also and have fitted braces on my lower and top set of teeth. I've had a brace fitted previously when I was 14/15 but only on my top jaw - over the years my teeth moved back into a crooked position. I was however warned that without surgery to my jaw (due to an underbite) this would probably occur as at that age my jaws were still growing. As a teen the prospect of having that kind of surgery was something I was too scared to do even though I would have to wait until I was 18. I kinda let it slide for a few years again until I was unhappy with my teeth enough to try again. Had mine on for 8 months now and the orthidontist I see now is great - I was never THAT filled with confidence with who I previously saw. Constant breakages and wires poking into my cheek etc. I haven't had one breakage this time around and even beared having all my wisdom teeth removed in one go. In a few months I'll have surgery to my lower jaw and the last tweakings can be done.

Find it a bit strange that the orthidontist can't give explanations as to why your teeth moved over time. It's their profession afterall.

I understand completely about not feeling comfortable enough to smile. I was forever paranoid. Now my teeth are already practically aligned and am quite happy to grin away even with all the metal on my gob at the mo! :-D
#8
frag
Put on a hot deal or go to a Dental Forum for this rubbish!
Stop wasting our time!


It was posted in misc. You had the choice not to read it. You wasted your OWN time.
#9
Mystx
I'm 26 also and have fitted braces on my lower and top set of teeth. I've had a brace fitted previously when I was 14/15 but only on my top jaw - over the years my teeth moved back into a crooked position. I was however warned that without surgery to my jaw (due to an underbite) this would probably occur as at that age my jaws were still growing. As a teen the prospect of having that kind of surgery was something I was too scared to do even though I would have to wait until I was 18. I kinda let it slide for a few years again until I was unhappy with my teeth enough to try again. Had mine on for 8 months now and the orthidontist I see now is great - I was never THAT filled with confidence with who I previously saw. Constant breakages and wires poking into my cheek etc. I haven't had one breakage this time around and even beared having all my wisdom teeth removed in one go. In a few months I'll have surgery to my lower jaw and the last tweakings can be done.

Find it a bit strange that the orthidontist can't give explanations as to why your teeth moved over time. It's their profession afterall.

I understand completely about not feeling comfortable enough to smile. I was forever paranoid. Now my teeth are already practically aligned and am quite happy to grin away even with all the metal on my gob at the mo! :-D



Thanks for your advice and good luck :)

I think my wisdom teeth maybe to blame to be honest as they came through AFTER I had my brace removed.

I cannot actually have any more teeth out as I had 8 back ones out at the age of 15/16 ready for my treatment....when I look in my mouth now I can't believe I used to have another 8 teeth in there lol!

Guess I should go back to the Orthadontist, perhaps ask to see a different one and see if they have any ideas.
#10
frag
Put on a hot deal or go to a Dental Forum for this rubbish!
Stop wasting our time!


Der I put it in MISC if you can't read then I think SPEC SAVERS have some good offers on at the mo.....when I find one I will post it in DEALS especially for YOU!
#11
find an orthodontist who uses the Clearstep positioners. I had these and they were fab as you can remove the positioners. Perfect teeth within 18 mths.
http://www.clearstep.co.uk/
http://www.clearstepcentre.co.uk/WhatisClearstep.htm
#12
loulou
find an orthodontist who uses the Clearstep positioners. I had these and they were fab as you can remove the positioners. Perfect teeth within 18 mths.
http://www.clearstep.co.uk/
http://www.clearstepcentre.co.uk/WhatisClearstep.htm


Do you have a permenant retainer after treatment is finished?
#13
I was given 3 retainers with my last set of positioners. I wore them all the time for about 2mths and now just wear them at night. Im not sure how long i will have to use them for now tho?
#14
loulou
I was given 3 retainers with my last set of positioners. I wore them all the time for about 2mths and now just wear them at night. Im not sure how long i will have to use them for now tho?


I think I wore my retainers for 2 years altogther, all the time at first and then just at night. As soon as I stopped using them that was it - my teeth wanted to go their own way again.

Its the most disapointing thing ever, I have had problem teeth since the age of about 5, was referred to orthadontist at the age of about 10 and then had extractions, had braces, retainers etc and my teeth were amazing.

To look in the mirror now and see them moved quite badly is upsetting, feel like having them all out a false ones lol!

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