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Maintaining Your Smile: Understanding Orthodontic Changes

Teeth have a tendency to shift and evolve over time, often for various reasons, even if you’ve undergone orthodontic treatment in the past. At Tremblay Orthodontics, we offer a range of solutions tailored to your unique needs to address these changes.

Orthodontic Relapse: Uncovering the Causes

Orthodontic relapse occurs when previously straightened teeth revert to their original positions. This phenomenon can be influenced by several factors, including:

  • Genetics and Aging: As people age, natural shifts in teeth alignment can occur.
  • Oral Habits: Certain oral habits, like teeth grinding or clenching, can contribute to teeth shifting.
  • Jawbone Shape and Size: Changes in the shape and size of the jawbone can impact how teeth fit together, leading to shifting.
  • Tooth Loss: When teeth are lost, neighbouring teeth may gradually move to fill the gap.
  • Lack of Retainer Use: You guessed it! Those lost retainers had a purpose and teeth will shift without them. 

When orthodontic relapse happens, it’s essential to undergo an orthodontic assessment to determine the appropriate course of action. Based on the extent of relapse, your orthodontist may recommend limited or comprehensive retreatment to restore your smile’s alignment.

    Reclaim Your Confident Smile

    If you’re experiencing orthodontic relapse, or if you’re concerned about changes in your smile, we encourage you to reach out to Tremblay Orthodontics for a comprehensive consultation. Our experienced team will evaluate your unique situation and recommend a personalized treatment plan.

    Don’t let shifting teeth compromise your confidence. Take the first step towards addressing orthodontic changes by scheduling your consultation with us today. We’re here to guide you on your journey to a straighter, healthier smile.