Is there any absolute way to stop teeth from relapsing after braces removal?

Q.
Hi, im 16 and have had my traintrack braces off for around 4 years now, i started off wearing a clear retainer everynight once i had my brace off but due to them not being strong enough i now wear a wire pallet brace everynight. I have to wear my retainer around every 2-3 hours or my teeth start to move even though its been 4 years since i had my traintracks off, I wondered if there was any treatment to stop this as ive consulted my orthodontist alot and she doesnt seem to solve the matter. Also i feel my teeth are still ‘buck’ and my 2 front teeth are larger than my other teeth, i also wondered if there was any treatment to correct this and make them the same shape and size as my other teeth so they are less noticable as my top lip does not cover them
A.
Hi
Difficult to say exactly what the retention difficulties you are experiencing without seeing directly, however I would ask your orthodontist about a fixed retainer that is bonded to the back of the front teeth permanently, so will prevent these teeth slipping when you are not wearing your current retainer.
If you still feel your teeth are buck they can either be aligned further, or shaped / contoured. Alternatively your front side teeth (‘lateral incisors’) may be too smaller, drawing attention to the front teeth and need to be build up. I would recommend a consultation with a cosmetic dentist who works with an orthodontist.
Good luck
Adam
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