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What Happens to the Braces if Elastomeric Chains Are Not Removed for 8 Months? (photo)
I'm 22-y/o, undergoing orthodontic tx for 3 yrs to straighten crooked canines d/t overcrowding. My orthodontist removed my first molars to make space for canines & has been closing the excess gap ever since. My last visit was 8 mos ago, in which she put e-chains. She said she'd remove them after 3 mos, but we weren't able to meet. I've rescheduled for next week, but she said that I should "expect irreparable damage to supporting structures". This has alarmed me. Can someone pls explain? Thank you!
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