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It is surprising that the orthodontist originally predicted a two year treatment timeline and ended up removing the braces after only 7 months. But if your teeth have sufficiently moved and your alignment is now correct, they should remain in proper position as long as you wear your retainers as instructed. The biggest reason for teeth shifting back after orthodontic treatment is that people often don't wear the retainer. It is essential to wear the retainers so that the bone can complete the process of filling in around the teeth in their new position.
It would be fair to ask your orthodontist why treatment was so much shorter in duration than expected. And ask him if he feels that your teeth are in optimal alignment or could benefit from further time in braces.
But the bot***** *****ne is this : If you're teeth are now in optimal position they should remain in good alignment if you wear your retainers.
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