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Can teeth go back to being crooked after having braces?  I had braces 3-4 years ago for like 2 years and lately I`ve had toothaches and a wisdom tooth is coming in, which is getting me nervous about my beautiful smile going away.  Help!


Because teeth never become permanently fixed to the jaw bones, the only way to insure that perfectly straight teeth stay that way is to wear a retainer to keep them in place. Usually night time wear is sufficient to keep things in line.

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Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD
Professor of Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University