Can orthodontic treatment be reversed?

Orthodontic treatment is the best way to straighten crooked teeth and move them into the proper position but sometimes orthodontic treatment can be reversed. The orthodontic appliance can also spread the biting pressure over all teeth and help to gums and joints health. Generally, the aim of orthodontic treatment is to straight crocked teeth, close the gap between teeth, align the teeth’s tips, improve chewing ability and speech, enhance the gums and teeth’s health for a long time, correct improper bite as well as stop long-term excessive wear or trauma of the teeth.

Why an orthodontic treatment should be reversed?

orthodontic treatment

During orthodontic treatment, some teeth may need to be extracted. But some times this free space make causes problems and orthodontic treatment needs to be reversed and teeth move back to their exact position. This problem usually occurs with braces because they are placed on the outside of the teeth and only pull teeth inward and cause the mouth to be smaller. It may cause patients to feel their faces being caved because of retractive orthodontics.

Tooth out extraction and orthodontic treatment

Tooth out extraction

Before the orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist may suggest you take out some of your teeth in order to make enough room for the crowded or sticking out teeth. On the other hand, a dentist may also avoid removing patients’ teeth because it is more pleasant for them and make their treatment process easier.

So, your dentist should carefully check your teeth before the treatment procedure because if your teeth straight without enough space they will move too far forward and affect negatively your teeth appearance and also damage your gums. On the other hand, when teeth move too far forward, there is more risk that your teeth back to their primary position when braces will be removed.

Wisdom teeth and orthodontic treatment

Mostly children orthodontic treatment can align teeth very well without wisdom tooth removal. Orthodontists usually perform an X-ray before applying orthodontic treatment because it may be difficult to align and straight teeth if the wisdom teeth take much space in the mouth. It usually occurred for adults but if your child is getting a brace, you don’t worry whether their smile will be ruin if their wisdom teeth grow in. Because if your child wearing a retainer after removing the brace, it will prevent further movement. More addition your child should attend regular check-up appointments after the treatment in order to monitor any possible signs of crowding.

Reverse bicuspid extraction

When some of your teeth are extracted during the orthodontic treatment to make enough room for the rest of the teeth, it may cause something more than straightening teeth such as small chins, facial collapse, TMJ problems, premature aging, and short round faces. It calls bicuspid extraction that leads to reduced airway passage and tongue space. In this condition, the space for your tongue will decrease and causes you typically wake up while sleeping because there is nowhere for your tongue to go except the back of the throat that leads to decrease the size of the airway passage.

Bicuspid extraction can make different difficulties including sleeping problems and speech difficulty because of the posterior bite collapse. In order to close the much space due to bicuspid extraction, your dentist should pull back the front teeth and tip of both front and back teeth. Your orthodontists may also use arch development techniques in order to reverse bicuspid extraction orthodontics.

General speaking it is possible an orthodontic treatment will be reversed. It is very important that you find an expert orthodontist before undergoing orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist should check your teeth position carefully and then plan your treatment procedure.

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