It's not uncommon for teeth to settle into their new positions after orthodontic treatment is complete. However, if you experience significant changes or shifts in the alignment of your front teeth, it could be an emergency situation. This is known as excessive correction and can occur anywhere in the mouth. In some cases, your orthodontist may need to create more space for a crowded tooth. To do this, they may place a spring on the wire to separate the teeth.
If your teeth move too quickly, you may notice that the space between them is larger than necessary. If this happens, you should contact your orthodontist's office the next business day. The same can happen with individual teeth. For example, if your upper incisors are misaligned and one is in front of the other, your orthodontist can adjust them.
However, if the back tooth responds too well and moves in front of the adjacent tooth, you should report it to your doctor's office as soon as possible. If you find yourself in this situation, it's important to take action right away. The sooner you contact your orthodontist, the better chance you have of correcting the problem before it becomes more serious. Your orthodontist may need to adjust the braces or use a different type of appliance to correct the issue. Your orthodontist may also recommend that you wear a retainer for a period of time after treatment is complete.
This will help keep your teeth in their new positions and prevent them from shifting back into their original positions. It's important to follow your orthodontist's instructions and wear the retainer as prescribed. If you're concerned about your teeth moving out of place during orthodontic treatment, it's important to talk to your orthodontist about it. They can provide advice on how to prevent excessive correction and what steps to take if it does occur. With proper care and attention, you can ensure that your teeth stay in their new positions after treatment is complete.