Progress re-diagnosis (repositioning appointment), is using a full mouth X-ray to check the root angles of the teeth. We remove and rebond the brackets in favourable positions for uprighting for better root angulation.
Healthy bone supports the teeth - loss of bone is the major cause for loss of teeth from middle age onwards, and tipped teeth angles are thought of as a risk to a tooth's vital support.
After repositioning, contacts between neighbouring teeth are close to level, greatly reducing the risk of 'food traps' between the teeth - therefore reducing the risk of fillings, crowns and root canal therapies.
We use gentle forces, considered to be better for the tooth roots. We position the teeth so the biting forces go down the length of the tooth. Poorly angled teeth and roots are at greater risk of breaking due to uneven force.