I had braces and a retainer, but the retainer broke and my teeth shifted again within hours. I’ve been using Teeth Effects Bands to hold them in place in order to save money. However, whenever I try to go without the bands, the teeth shift again very quickly. So, I’ve basically kept them on all the time. Today I noticed my two front teeth seem to be coming loose. Is this from the bands? What do I do?
The Teeth Effects Bands you are wearing are very dangerous. With your teeth already being loose, I’m concerned there is bone loss. The first thing I want you to do is to stop wearing them.
I hope you’ve noticed this in time to save your teeth. I would consider this a dental emergency and highly recommend you see a dentist right away.
One of the real dangers of these bands is tooth loss. That is because they tip the teeth instead of shifting them properly and giving the bone time to re-bond with the roots of your teeth.
Solutions for Shifting Teeth
I know you’re are worried about costs, but let me assure you there are affordable orthodontists who can give you reasonable solutions. Most of them will be willing to let you pay it out as well, if necessary.
Both solutions are retainers. One is a removable retainer, which you are likely already familiar with. The other is a permanent retainer which can be bonded to the back of your teeth. It will permanently hold your teeth in place in a safe manner without being visible to anyone.
If Your Teeth Can’t Be Saved
It is possible your teeth cannot be saved. If that happens you will need good teeth replacements. Ideally, you’d want to get dental implants. They place prosthetic roots into your bone to serve as teeth roots and then are topped with a dental crown.
It is possible to place two crowns on one implant for adjacent teeth which will also save you money, but make sure you’re going to a dentist who has done a great deal of dental implants and knows what they’re doing.
There are other replacement options as well your dentist can share with you. Together the two of you can determine your best course of action.
Your first order of business though is to try to save these teeth.
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