What is the best option to fix my teeth? (photos)
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In any case, braces are typically the best option for aligning your teeth. There are several other cosmetic options such as clear aligner products (invisalign®) and lingual (behind the teeth) options. In my experience, most patients that had facial or visible braces that experienced relapse would like to consider the cosmetic options to re-align their teeth.
Another factor to consider is the plan for retention. A removable retainer works well when worn as prescribed. I think most orthodontists would agree that long term and possibly life time retention would be required to maintain the alignment of your teeth. There are many different factors that may be responsible for tooth movements over the years.
A permanent bonded lingual (behind the teeth) retainer may also be considered in your case. I would recommend discussing re-treatment options and long term retention options with your orthodontist.
I hope this information was helpful.
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