I have read of some cases where teeth moved after having been aligned with braces or similar procedures. Here is one of those sources

The longer the amount of time since you’ve had braces, the less likely your teeth will relapse into their old position.

Therefore, I wonder if teeth have some sort of memory? What causes this movement?

Also, are there preventative measures that can be taken?

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    @ChrisRogers thank you for your welcome, however you may want to read the question again, as wanting to know if teeth have some sort of memory is not a question looking for a medical advice. Feb 19, 2021 at 10:16
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    @GonçaloPeres龚燿禄 that has been an ongoing issue with this website. Your question is obviously not a medical advice. Feb 19, 2021 at 16:17
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    Medical advice is any question that asks for a personal advice, diagnosis, prognosis, second opinion, or interpretation of lab results/medical notes/etc. Or more broadly, any question that would require a health professional to know personal details about you (or someone else) to give a proper answer. The prior research requirement basically just means if someone can answer your question with the first results found in google, you should have found that information on your own and included it in your question. It doesn't need to be extensive. Usually a short quote or link will suffice.
    – Carey Gregory
    Feb 20, 2021 at 18:23
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    Your question begins by describing your situation, and then asks what can be done about it. That's asking us a question you should be asking your dentist because no one here knows your history, can examine your teeth, take x-rays, etc. What seems like a correct answer for most people might be wrong for you.That's why we don't allow medical advice questions.
    – Carey Gregory
    Feb 21, 2021 at 0:28
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    The question of whether teeth move after braces is one answered by google. If you had shown us the searches you did and said you still didn't understand the results, your question would be perfectly fine. It would also be perfectly fine if you searched and found nothing. Just say, "I searched for X, Y and Z and found nothing." The prior research requirement is one you'll find on all of the science and academic SE sites. It's purpose is to weed out trivial questions with no effort behind them. After all, being required to "show your work" is often a requirement even in high school.
    – Carey Gregory
    Feb 21, 2021 at 0:31


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