why do my teeth feel loose with braces

The answer is NO. Within the first 1-2 days after the braces are fitted, teeth will begin to shift and feel quite loose. This is the normal pattern of tooth movement and is the method teeth use to move through braces. Patients may feel as if their teeth are getting loose and may see opening where no spaces existed before. This is perfectly normal, although sometimes can cause concern to the patient if not addressed and explained by the orthodontist prior to the treatment.


SEE ALSO: Research has shown that tooth movement causes at least small changes in the shape and length of the roots in all patients, but these changes are so small that in 98% of the cases are not visible to the naked eye. However, in less than 2% of patients, some visible root shortening occurs during routine orthodontic treatment.


The exact cause of tooth resorption (shortening) is not yet known, but it is believed that itвs caused by genetic predisposition, along with prolonged orthodontic treatment that is more than 3 years in duration. This generally will not result in any long-term problems for teeth, since it is generally believed that a tooth can loosen up to half of each root length and never have a problem.


Overall, braces will not make the teeth loose. However, in rare cases of root resorption the orthodontist will monitor the progress and advise the patient accordingly. Patients wearing braces should always communicate their thoughts to their orthodontist to get their concerns addressed right away. You might also be interested in
This isn't really anything to be worried about, your teeth are being moved from one position to another so they are going to feel a bit loose.


If you give it some time, say about a week from the day you get them tightened they will start to firm up again a bit but never completely until your treatment is done. Also don't think that they will feel loose forever because once you are done with your braces they will give you a retainer which is basically a cast for your mouth.


I know it sounds weird but it is like a cap that goes over your teeth and that helps fuse the jaw and teeth in their new permanent position. It all sounds like a torture device and terrible but it is not so bad, I will be getting my retainer soon so I am actually looking forward to it.