Choosing to undergo teeth realignment treatment is a big time investment. In the vast majority of cases that investment is well worth it.
However, we do regularly have consultations with people who have had orthodontic treatment in the past and are no longer happy with their smile.
Can you have a second round of teeth realignment treatment?
If you can commiserate with this group of people, you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s something you can do about it.
There’s absolutely no reason why you can’t undergo teeth realignment treatment for a second time. If you choose to go down this route, our advice is to do your research and make sure you are choosing a specialist orthodontist and a treatment type that you can be completely confident in.
Why might you choose to get braces for a second time?
People often consider revisiting orthodontic treatment because their teeth have shifted position over time. They may have been very happy with their new smile right after the treatment, but over the years their teeth may have shifted back towards their original position.
This may have happened because the original treatment was done too quickly, or it may have happened because they didn’t keep up with their retainer after treatment.
Either way, it can be very frustrating to have to revisit teeth realignment treatment. The good news here is that your teeth are likely to move much more quickly the second time. This means that you can expect a significantly shorter treatment period.
What kind of orthodontic treatment will be right for you?
The right braces for you will depend on a range of factors, including the severity of your teeth misalignment, your timeframe and your budget.
However, many people who are revisiting orthodontics are good candidates for removable invisible retainers such as Invisalign or Invisalign Lite.
You can read more about Invisalign Lite here.