Unfortunately, not! Tooth movement can occur throughout one’s lifetime. In most cases, orthodontic relapse is almost unlikely after a sufficient retention period. Nonetheless, it is possible that teeth can move out of position again.
During their lifetime, humans are generally prone to crowding in the anterior tooth region (after the process of permanent dentition is completed). This initially occurs in the lower jaw but can also extend to the anterior region of the upper jaw. The technical term for this phenomenon is “tertiary crowding”.
Wearing a retention device prevents both an orthodontic relapse as well as undesired tooth movement.Back to blog
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