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Shifting Teeth FAQ Ask The Dentist Edward Leventhal Question:
Braces to fix shifting teeth? My bottom teeth has shifted to the point it looks like I have a tooth missing in the middle.

I have none of my back teeth. Would I be able to get braces not having back teeth? ... Visitor from MD

Answer:
Braces can be placed on your teeth to close the gap.

Radiographs must be taken to view the bone level of your teeth. Insufficient bone makes orthodontic movement a bad idea, because sufficient bone will be needed to hold your teeth in place after braces.

The back teeth would also have to be replaced. See a dentist to see if bone is sufficient.

Edward Leventhal, DDS
Baltimore Cosmetic Implant Dentistry
8860 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236
(410) 256-7300

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