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    Is there surgery to permanently straighten teeth?

    I'm a teenager and I want to see if there is a surgery to straighten my teeth so that I won't need to wear retainers anymore. Is there a surgery to straighten teeth?
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    Dr Manfred Lagemann

    Dentist, Oral Surgeon

    Special Interest in Dental Implants and Wisdom Tooth Removal. Qualified with a Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Dental Implants and Bachelor of Dental Science with … View Profile

    The answer is in two stages. Firstly you will need to get your teeth straightened with either classic braces or invisalign if you are a suitable patient for it. You'll need to see an orthodontist or suitably qualified dentist to find out which. Once your teeth are straight you can maintain them with either fixed wire retainers behind your teeth or removable retainers. There is no surgery that will keep your teeth perfectly straight for life.

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