I was told by a dentist years ago that I probably had a tongue thrust and that's why my teeth moved after 1st time in braces (can't remember if I was wearing my retainers then). He said if I didn't get it fixed there was no point in braces again. Fast forward 10 years and when I got my braces 18 months ago I asked the ortho if this was a problem and he asked me to swallow and watched my mouth and said NO I didn't have this problem. I always felt my tongue hit my front teeth when I swallowed ( I had a 10 mm overbite too) Anyways, 18 months later I can tell my tongue now hits the roof of my mouth and not my front teeth, I am nearing the end of my treatment and now that my teeth are almost perfect and my overbite is non existent (maybe 1-2mm) my tongue has room to work properly I think. Hopefully as long as I wear my retainers my new smile will be permanent, no way I would do braces a 3rd time.
Good luck with your treatment, you could ask the ortho to evaluate and make sure you don't have tongue thrust.
34 years old, 2nd timer, Original sentence 2.5 years - Updated to about 20 months
Braced December 16th , 2010
Debrace Date August 22, 2012
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