Why Are My Teeth Protruding Again Even Though I Had Braces for Two Years?

Q.
I had braces at the age of 23 (9 years back). My 4 premolars were removed. The braces were on for 2 years and afterwards retention plates were kept on for 6 months. Since the last 4 years, my front teeth have been protruding again. What is the reason for this? Is there any solution for it now? I went to my orthodontist, he said it is because I didn’t consult him earlier. Also, although my teeth are now protruding, not much of a gap has been created.
A.
Hi, thank you for your question. The main reason for this is that unfortunately after orthodontic treatment if you do not wear your retainers then you have a big chance that the teeth will just rebound and move back. The only solution would be to have another brace and then at the end of the treatment make sure you wear your retainers long term. Kind regards, Dr Kailesh Solanki
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