Do I need to get braces again? (photos)
I had extensive dental work done from 6-16 years old. At 16 I was given a retainer and a wire placed behind my bottom front teeth. When the wire broke 2 years later, the orthodontist removed it, took my retainer and sent me off, saying I was done with my treatment. Now at 20 I've noticed that 2 of my bottom teeth have started moving again (they have started forming a ^ shape). I'm going back to the dentist but after over a decade of braces I really don't want full braces. Alternatives?
Doctor Answers 1
A great option for "braces the second time around" is an Inman aligner. This is removable and looks similar to a retainer, but the springs in them allow movement of teeth.
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