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Crooked Mouth Tilted Jaw Corinne Scalzitti Question:
Mouth tilts to the side: Over the past five years, I had six teeth (15, 16, 2, 12, 18, can't remember the last one) extracted.

But they were located at the back, so not visible when I'm speaking or smiling. However, when I speak, my mouth tilts the right side. I'm 37 and I'm being psychologically affected by it.

First of all, what causes my mouth to be tilted? And can dental implants prevent my mouth from being tilted to the side? ... Visitor from TX

Answer:
I don't know what is causing your mouth to be tilted. Orthodontic treatment may help this.

Your missing teeth can most likely be replaced by implants, but teeth can drift and grow longer when the tooth they are supposed to contact is missing, so orthodontic treatment could be necessary to make room for the missing teeth.

If your numbers are correct, you would not need to replace #16, which is a wisdom tooth. You may benefit from a complimentary consultation with a reconstrucitve dentist to evaluate what your choices are.

Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD

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