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Slow moving Orthodontics

Hi everyone,

I am an adult who had my braces few months ago. Perhaps due to my age of 26, my teeths with braces are moving very slowly to place according to my dentist. He mention my teeth are stubborn and is moving very slow.

I am wondering is it due to my diet as i often consume high calcium food like fish and milk.

Can any experts please advise me how to move my teeth faster and straighten my teeth faster. I visit my orthodontists regularly every 3 weeks without fail.

Is there any other special way to fasten the spped to move the teeth.

Your opinion and advice is much appreciated.

Thanks
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Quicker is not always better. I do not think it has anything to do with your diet. I would suggest that you have patience the teeth will move into position in due time.
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the older we get the more dense the bone is, thus the longet it may take to move teeth. every case is different-- some cases do not require alot of movement to get the desired result-- others require more. depends on many factors including the amount of malalignment. a "few months" is certainly NOT along time in the field of orthodontics. moving teeth too quickly can cause any/all of a myriad of problems, including root resorbtion, bony defects, pain, teeth fracture, the need for root canal treatment etc. thus, the case should not be rushed. You should discuss your case with your orthodontist. The length of time required for your case should have been one of the many things that were discussed before it was started.
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As another adult orthodontia patient I can tell you that it will take a while for exactly the reasons stated above... your teeth and ligaments have been where they are for a long time, and it will take a while for them to start loosening up and moving back into place.  The best advice you can get is to try to be patient, and do talk to your orthodontist if you really don't think enough progress is being made.  Chances are there's a lot happening that you just can't see yet, but maybe you can feel your bite changing slowly like I do.  Good luck and hopefully you'll get results soon.
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And as ANOTHER adult orthodontic patient....I've also been in braces for a few months now...and sometimes there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of movement, but then when I'm flossing, I can tell a difference...other times....it's like the teeth get themselves ready and BOOM they move...I had 8 weeks with nearly no movement...then this past visit, even though I didn't see a lot of movement...there had actually been 1.5mm of movement in the previous two weeks....how long is your treatment plan?  What kind of misaligmnemts do you have?  Jaw misaligments?
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Belated Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year!

My teeth is moving every slowly and it have been in five months from my first treatment. I have extracted my tooth and my Orthodontists is using a spring to push my teeths to close the gap and it seens that the bracket/braces breaks and my tooth is not moving. Does it shows that my tooth is strong? Anyone of you breaks the brackets too? Is it common?  

Hi Higgy, wow your teeths manage to have 1.5mm in movement and i think mine is less than 1 mm. Is it bad. My dentist told me my teeths are too stubborn. My treatment plan is 2 years to 3 years. I am not sure if i have any Jaw misaligments but just me teeth are crooked and can't bite well.

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My treatment plan is for 24-30 months....though (cross fingers) at this point things are going quicker than planned...however, I'm still in stage one of getting the teeth aligned...then on to stage two to get my jaw aligned which will take longer.  I don't know why teeth move the way they do....but the past two weeks...my front bottom tooth has rotated 40 degrees....after doing NOTHING the other three months...I have a site that you might be interested in...

www.archwired.com

Its a forum geared specifically to adult orthodontic patients...plenty of places to ask questions, journals of people and their journey in braces...it's quite the invaluable site....I have my story on there as well.
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