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Tooth moves after ortho and creates a gap: I am a 25 year old female.

I had braces when I was younger as well as my palate expander and I wore my retainer for many years after.

About two years ago, one of my front teeth starting moving up in my mouth and now there is a gap in the length of my front teeth. My upper gum is not even either.

I had no trauma to my mouth and I don't know what caused my tooth to start moving. How can this be fixed? ....Visitor from DE

It sounds like you may have had some internal resorption at the root of your tooth that has intruded, but an x-ray and dental examination would be needed to confirm this.

Until the reason that your tooth has moved is determined, it is a little hard to go over options on how to correct the situation.

The tooth may be able to be brought back into correct position with a short orthodontic procedure, if it's not fused to the jawbone.

If the tooth is fused to the bone and cannot be brought down, a dental veneer and gum recontouring can be done to match your other tooth.

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