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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Possibly: Tooth grinding (brutish) can cause bone loss and destabilization. Please see a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist, for an evaluation. Referral to a ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
No: Teeth are actually slightly mobile due to the periodontal ligament which holds them in place. They can be moved orthodontically when slow, continuous ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Only: The only way to know if your teeth tipped or shifted is to compare them with models made in the past. Teeth will move and adjust to the stresses plac ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It takes much longer: than 3 episodes of teeth clenching to make your teeth shift. I suppose it takes a good number of months before this starts to occur.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
36 years experience in Dentistry
Retainer: If the shift is minor , you can have a retainer , or invisalign done and bond a lingual (back of the teeth )wire retainer.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Your concerns: You post a lot of questions on this website. You would receive more accurate answers from a dentist who can actually examine you and discuss your conc ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
47 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Talk to your dentist for more information.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Retainers: When you remove your braces, your teeth will shift unless you wear retainers. Your orthodontist or dentist should supply these for you.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
42 years experience in Orthodontics
Low: The chances should be low if the retainer was placed correctly and all the bonding holds. However, if a tooth breaks free of the bonding, that tooth m ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Retainers: Were you given retainers to hold your teeth in place? Are you wearing your retainers every day as recommended? Call the orthodontist who has been tre ... Read More

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