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Question:
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

Answer:
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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