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Second Time Orthodontic Treatment

08/09/2009

Question:

I underwent orthodontic treatment for protruding teeth(for 2yrs) and got braces removed in 2004. The problem firstly is that upper teeth is not in alignment with lower when i bite. Secondly, upper and lower lips stick out. Both upper and lower teeth have slightly protruded as well. Can this condition be corrected by orthodontic treatment again? Kindly advice. Thanks.

Answer:

Teeth never become permanently attached to bone so you can have orthodontic treatment multiple times. Retainers at the end of treatment are usually designed to preserve the correction and should be worn as prescribed by your doctor. 

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Response by:

Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD
Professor of Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University