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My braces were removed, but my teeth are ugly. What to do?

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Orthodontic treatment is not always successful. If the professional is not a specialist in the area, there can be consequences. In fact, the impact on your mouth and overall health can be serious. So what to do if this happens?

Orthodontic treatment

Orthodontics is the specialty that studies, prevents and corrects the position of teeth in order to improve aesthetics, function and oral morphology. All through the application of forces that achieve bone remodeling and therefore, the movement of teeth into the correct position.

Therefore, it is dangerous if these forces are applied incorrectly, as they can increase the risk of short to medium term tooth loss. Hence the importance of correct diagnosis, timing and orthodontic specialty.

Poor results

Orthodontics is a 3-phase process:

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment

The last phase, comprising refinement, consists of extending the treatment using other techniques and tools in order to achieve the desired quality.

If this process is not followed, the teeth will not be positioned correctly. This is why the use of retainers is important, although an optimal and professional job is everything, of course.

Now, what to do if your braces have been removed, but your teeth have become ugly? The logical thing to do is to look for another orthodontist who, after assessing the situation and repositioning the teeth, will ensure effective refinement and definitive results.

Consequences of poor orthodontic treatment

What happens if orthodontic treatment fails?

  • Root shortening: The application of excessive forces can damage the dental roots, causing their shortening. The result can be the definitive loss of the affected teeth.
  • Root exposure: Affecting bone and gum tissue.
  • Caries: Incorrect placement of brackets results in the appearance of caries and bacterial proliferation.
  • Temporomandibular joint pain: If the orthodontist does not take into account the craniomandibular apparatus, there can be serious problems in the joint, causing intense pain in the area. This happens when only the esthetic problem is considered without a complete analysis of the patient’s bone structure.
  • Inflammation and dysplasia of the gums: Incorrect placement of brackets, together with inadequate hygiene, causes inflammation and dysplasia of the gums, which manifests itself in bleeding and proliferation of the gingival tissue.
  • Resistance to movement: Malpractice can also impair the movement of teeth, leading to the problems mentioned above.
  • Initial position: When the teeth return to the initial position it is because, evidently, the orthodontic treatment has failed. This happens when the treatment is interrupted prematurely, being too short and too fast for the bone remodeling to conclude successfully.

As you can see, it is a delicate issue that deserves professional attention. Do you need to recover your oral health after a failed orthodontic treatment? Contact us and our orthodontic specialists will do the rest.

All the economic and professional advantages are within your reach with SOFDental .

Dr Martin

By: Dr. Martín Ramírez
Dental Surgeon at SOFDental.


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