Orthodontic RelapseAn Overview
Adult patients may experience an orthodontic relapse years after receiving orthodontic care. Orthodontic relapses occur when the teeth begin to shift in patients who have had prior orthodontic treatment to correct malocclusion or to straighten teeth. Treating orthodontic relapses are important to prevent further deterioration of the patient’s oral health. Dr. Izadi takes care to provide support for the retention of orthodontic treatments on patients of all ages.
When children and adults receive orthodontic care at Izadi Orthodontics we work to ensure minimal risk of future relapse. We aim to correct the functional aspects of malocclusion and crooked teeth to prevent shifting after treatment. Our goal is to prevent relapse with minimal inconvenience to our patients. Izadi Orthodontics promotes patient education for the support of long-term maintenance of all orthodontic treatments performed at our Timonium, MD orthodontic office.
Causes of Orthodontic Relapse
There are several potential causes of orthodontic relapse. A thorough bite analysis and orthodontic exam will help Dr. Izadi determine the cause of relapse. Izadi Orthodontics looks at the fundamental skeletal relationship in order to correct the functional cause of tooth misalignment promoting lasting results.
Teeth can shift as part of the aging process as the facial structure changes. Tooth loss can also cause teeth to become crooked causing tension and painful symptoms in the jaw. Another cause for orthodontic relapse may be that the initial orthodontic treatment was insufficient or did not address the orthodontic alignment of the skeletal system.
This is a beautiful modern office with friendly staff. I think Dr. Izadi is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor, who loves to help children and adults get their most beautiful smiles! Definitely, recommend!!Diane N.
Dr. Izadi and his staff are the best! He ALWAYS has a positive attitude and a smile, in addition to being a true professional in every sense. Dr. Izadi came highly recommended by a friend, whose 3 sons had braces with him, and she was so very right -- You…Kathy S.
Dr. Izadi is amazing. He has gone above and beyond my highest hopes for my smile and my bite. My ortho case is really complicated and if it were not for my complete faith in him I don't think I would have had the courage to do ortho and the…Shannon S.
Orthodontic Relapse What to Expect
Treatment options for orthodontic relapses may vary depending on the degree of malocclusion and tooth misalignment. Izadi Orthodontics provides comprehensive orthodontic exams and bite analysis. All treatment plans are tailored to the unique needs of each patient.
Treatment Options for Orthodontic Relapse:
Traditional braces, self-litigating braces or clear aligners may be used to correct an orthodontic relapse. Other patients may only need to use a retainer to adjust their teeth.
Invisalign for Orthodontic Relapse
Invisalign is often an ideal treatment for adult patients experiencing an orthodontic relapse. Invisalign is a clear braces aligner system that discreetly realigns crooked teeth. Using state of the art digital imaging, aligners are custom designed to be worn in progression. Each set of aligners gradually shift teeth into proper alignment. Izadi Orthodontics may recommend Invisalign to patients with mild to moderate orthodontic relapse as a discreet and effective way to realign their teeth.