Shifting teeth is a common problem among adults as we age. Shifting teeth also occurs after braces, because the teeth are not firmly fixed to their new positions. So even if you use braces to achieve a beautiful smile for you or your child, you still need to stop your teeth from moving. To achieve a lifelong flawless smile requires some effort but it is definitely worth it in the long run.
One of the best techniques to ensure that your teeth stay in position is by wearing a retainer nightly. The retainer helps hold your teeth in place, by exerting just enough pressure.
If you just had your braces off, you will need to wear your retainer more frequently for the first few months, after which you will be required to wear it only at night. Always follow your dentist`s instructions to fix shifting teeth as there are differences depending on individual cases.
Practicing good oral hygiene is also crucial. When you take good care of your teeth, not only do you prevent your teeth from infection, but you are also less likely to experience shifting teeth. Regular flossing and brushing of teeth help prevent bacteria which can lead to degradation of the teeth.
Aside from brushing and flossing your teeth, it is important to schedule regular cleanings with your dentist for a professional look. Our team of dentists in Novi, Michigan can help you to assess the overall health of your teeth and recommend the best treatment plan for your shifting teeth, which may include Invisalign aligners to get your teeth in the right place followed by a retainer to keep them there. Contact Goldstein Dental Group for an appointment today.