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A 18-year-old male asked:

My braces came on today-my teeth are straight except one crooked tooth.next visit in 12 weeks- will there be any movement until adjustment- small/big?

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Dr. Dell Goodrick
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Yes: You will experience movement in tiny increments each time you have adjustments. You will any movement by a bit of soreness. Adjustments for movement must be made slowly so as not to damage the teeth or surrounding bone. Moving them too fast can cause shortened roots. However, there will be some movement occurring right away, although it will be slight.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: In order to straighten "one" crooked tooth room has to be made in the arch. That means that all the other teeth which have drifted into improper locations have to be straightened. You should see improvement by your next visit. Discuss what to expect and when with the General Dentist or Orthodontic Specialist that is treating you.

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Last updated May 19, 2018

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