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FAQ:  Tooth Movement - Shifting Teeth


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Dynamics of Shift - Movement

Question:
My bottom teeth are moving apart! I'm 16 years old and have had braces on my top teeth to remove a gap in the middle.

Since then I haven't been able to get a retainer made because of me being discharged from the orthodontist I was at.

I have had to use a boil and bite retainer for around 6-7 months and I have noticed that my bottom teeth are moving apart, is this because of the type of retainer I'm using? Or should I seek a professionals help?? ... Visitor from England UK

Answer:
Sideways movement of teeth can be caused by adjacent teeth or certain bite characteristics inherent in the opposing jaw.

The best thing to do is to find another orthodontist to work with... or at least a prosthodontist. You are at an age where growth spurts will likely continue which could have implications for the alignment of your teeth.

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