The pressure from your braces moves your teeth. Nature helps the teeth loosen in order to relieve the pressure and there is a temporary discomfort while this happens. Gradually the bone makes room on the compressed side and new bone grows in, to support the stretched side. This is how the supported teeth eventually take their natural and comfortable position.
On each appointment this process is repeated. However, once your teeth have loosened from their first movement, each new adjustment is easier with minor or no discomfort at all. Once you teeth have been placed in the right place, your retainer holds them in their new position, allowing the bony support to return to a normal and stable condition.
So teeth movement is an absolutely normal process that allows the correction of your malocclusion and gives you the opportunity for a perfect smile.
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