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Bottom teeth shifting

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
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
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Bruxism: You may be grinding your teeth more than you think. In addition, bruxism itself usually does not cause shifting of teeth, but bone loss due to the tra... Read More
Dr. Irina Hayrapetyan
Dentistry 12 years experience
Night Guard: Night Guard Protects teeth from clenching and grinding,

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
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
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No guilt: You didn't cause your teeth to move by touching them. That said, there's a reason why they are moving. Please see your Dentist or, preferably, an Or... Read More
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
No: Orthodontic appliances work by exerting light continuous pressure in specific directions while guarding against harmful movements. You cannot do that ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
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
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Interdigitation: When you bite down, your teeth interdigitate (meet a certain way). It's a bit different for everyone. If you bite down at a "weird angle", you'll crea... Read More
A 40-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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 37 years experience
Retainer: If the shift is minor , you can have a retainer , or invisalign done and bond a lingual (back of the teeth )wire retainer.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Seek exam: You can't see bone loss with the naked eye, the bone is completely covered with gum tissue. If you are seeing gum recession, the underlying bone is r... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Not right away: But you should find out why they are shifting and do something about it before it comes to those things.
A 32-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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 43 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
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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