Open bite relapse prevention
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:34 am
Hi I hope I am posting in the right area. I currently have a retainer (Invisalign clear type) and have had Invisalign about 6 months ago to treat anterior open bite. Since getting off my treatment and receiving my essix retainer I am slowly noticing my top teeth spreading apart from my bottoms so that right now my top teeth overlap my bottoms by only a sliver. I am wondering is the essix retainer the best way to go to retain my progress? would bonded retainer have helped hold my teeth better? Any advice you could give me its really emotionally bothering me seeing the slow relapse. I am following ortho's advice to wear the retainer at night when sleeping but feel it doesn't do well to prevent vertical movement? Thanks for ANYTHING you could say to me. I do know that in order to have gotten the most ideal results I might have needed surgery but my concern right now is the slow movement while using the prescribed retainer. thanks !!