I have loose teeth after braces.
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Loose teeth after braces
This is perfectly normal as your teeth were being moved into a more esthetic position with braces and the bone was remodeling. Typically, I would leave the last wire on for at least 2 months before removing the braces to allow time for the teeth to be more stable. On the day of lower braces removal, I would normally bond a fixed wire retainer onto the front 6 teeth instead of relying on a removable retainer that would require the patient's long-term dedication. For upper teeth, I would make an impression for a Hawley type retainer before removing the braces and deliver it on the day of removal. I have found that a Hawley retainer will last so much longer and easier to keep clean than a clear one. Congrats on your new beautiful smile! Dr Le
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