You should book a consultation with your orthodontist and discuss your situation. A common sign might be overcrowding, with teeth shifting back to their original position, new gaps forming in your teeth where they weren’t after initially completing treatment or severe jaw pain or discomfort.
We will look at why the teeth have moved out of position and what treatment is needed to correct your teeth back into position.
Now, to prevent your teeth moving again in the future we will use bonded retainers, removable retainers which are worn at night time.
That really is up to you and the decision will probably be based mostly on how you feel about the way your teeth look when you smile. However, if your issues are less with the aesthetic look of your teeth and more related to pain, discomfort or uneven tooth wear, then the additional treatment might be the best option.
Having orthodontics one more time might mean that you’ll only need a short course of treatment a few months to correct minor issues.