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A 46-year-old female asked about a 30-year-old female:

My once straight bottom teeth are now starting to move from overcrowding. i'm worried the 3 or 4 times i clenched my teeth when angry caused that. ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Movement: Teeth want to erupt and to move toward the midline to compensate for the effects of our stone-aged ancestors gritty diet. If teeth are not properly aligned, they will move a little today, more tomorrow, and a lot as time goes on. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist to evaluate your malocclusion (initial exam usually free) and discuss options with you. Go sooner rather than later.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Shifting: Your teeth have shifted with age, not from the four times you clenched. Please see a local dentist regarding a retainer to prevent further movement.

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