How likely is it for teeth to move back to their original position after braces? Can teeth become worse than they were before?
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Wear your #Invisalign retainers as prescribed to prevent relapse #DrSoftTouch
How often and how long your retainer should be worn depends on several factors, such as how misaligned your teeth were prior to treatment and whether or not your feel your teeth shifting when the retainers are not in place. Treatment differs from patient to patient, so I would recommend following the guidelines given to you by your orthodontist to prevent relapse. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
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