Lost Retainer Treatment Option
Dynamics of Shift - Movement
Teeth Shifting After Orthodontic Treatment: I had my braces removed six years ago. So I had had four teeth extracted (two from upper, two from bottom jaw).
But a year later after I removed my braces, I had to extract one tooth, a premolar, I think from my right lower jaw.
At first I didn't care too much, but after five years or so, other teeth in my lower jaw started to shift. They are now crooked, worse than before I put braces. The gap left by my lost tooth has narrowed much, that now can't be treated with a bridge.
My question is, can I put braces, to shift my other teeth back to their positions after the treatment, that opens up the gap of the lost tooth, and I just put a bridge there, or an implant, Can this be done? ... Visitor from Malaysia
Yes, many patients have combined the use of dental implants to replace teeth that otherwise
could cause teeth to shift.
If possible, try to find a dentist who is knowledgeable in implant dentistry AND orthodontics... to eliminate the need to go to different specialists.
If that is not possible, consider getting a consult with a Periodontist for the implant
treatment... and then relying on a referral from the Periodontist to get the "right" dentist to complete the orthodontic portion of treatment.
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