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How many separate/connected bony buccal walls surround molar tooth #2? Wisdom tooth missing since childhood. Thank-you.
Lots of variables: This sounds like a complex case with a number of possible answers. I recommend you sit down and discuss alternatives with your dentist. If you're not happy with the answer(s), he or she should be happy to send you on for another opinion. Don't be hasty; do get enough information before making the decision about how to proceed as it can make a big difference in your oral & systemic health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many options: Depending on the strength and health of the tooth (previous restorations, etc.) you have a choice to make. If the tooth can be rotated back to a straight position, then go with braces. If braces are not an option, then consider a veneer or crown to give the tooth a straighter appearance. Ultimately, you should consult with a dentist to find the option best suited to address your needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In small ways: Functional appliances have limited effects. Research has indicated that it restrains the growth of the upper jaw, much like the effect of a headgear, and can manipulate the dentoalveolar bone (bone that houses the teeth) to a degree. A wire connected to the appliance can further retract upper teeth, reducing overjet. It does not effect basal bone(foundational bone), as does not grow lower jaws. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
What functional orthodontics can address an overjet (and overbite) caused by a protruded upper jaw?
Unusual: Most of the time it's lower jaw too far back, rather than upper jaw too far forward. If upper jaw is determined by skull x-ray and measurements to be too far forward, for an adult braces + jaw surgery may be required. Functional appliances are only modestly effective for growing children and are totally ineffective for non-growing adults. See an orthodontic specialist for evaluation and rx. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
No: Teeth want to erupt and to migrate forward toward the midline. There's no mechanism for uneven front teeth to unravel back into a wisdom tooth extraction site, nor will removing a wisdom tooth allow the dental midline to shift. Please talk to qualified oral surgeon about consequences of wisdom tooth removal and qualified orthodontist about facial symmetry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How we can upright lingually tilted molars (36 & 46 ) while doing fix orthodontics .Cusps of upper molars touches buccal surface of lower molars.
Multiple methods: Your orthodontic specialist can discuss with you a variety of methods to "upright" lower molars and/or pull upper molars towards tongue (or simply tip them). This may include the use of "coordinated wires, " lower "expander or lingual arch, " elastics or rubber bands, etc., etc. In other words, it's not your job to sort out the biomechanics, that's your orthodontist's. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Protruding teeth: This would be determined by the orthodontist. It would depend on your bite, on the position of all of the other teeth, the amount and condition of the bone, and whether there is enough room to move the teeth into alignment. Your orthodontist will use models and x-rays to do a space analysis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Orthodontic consult: Unfortunately, you would have to be seen by an orthodontist in your area to get an accurate answer to your question. Without seeing you, your x-rays and having a complete workup, no orthodontist can properly evaluate your specific malocclusion and determine whether or not you need surgery into order to effect a successful outcome. If necessary, see 2 or 3 orthodontists for a consensus of opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At birth: Cleft lip and/or cleft palate is visible at birth, and will be noted by the pediatrcian who examines the newborn. There is a rare anatomic anomaly called a submucous cleft, where the palatal bone does not fuse, but the overlying tissue looks normal, that is discoverable by palpation and x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If the tooth was erupted, it might be possible to straighten. While theoretically possible, a horizontally impacted tooth would have to be exposed, brought into the mouth with a fixed orthodontic attachment, and then attempted to orthodontically bring into a proper alignment. Similarly impacted cuspids are sometimes brought into place this way, but not non-essential wisdom teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
11 yr old with underbite. Also his lateral upper incisor is erupting behind the front upper teeth which have a gap. Expander+headgear says ortho..??
OK: Absolutely no way to examine your child in this forum. That said, I assume you are seeing a university trained specialist Orthodontist, the dental expert best trained to diagnose and treat your child's malocclusion. The mechanotherapy you describe, expansion + reverse pull head gear, is mainstream if upper jaw narrow and too far back. ...Read more
Yes: Grinding your teeth (buxism) may be responsible for flattening the top surfaces of your molars. Evaluation with your dentist will help to determine the cause and options for preventing more damage. ...Read more
Not easily: It means putting braces on all the other teeth for anchorage, surgically exposit the wisdom tooth and placing an attachment on the tooth, then gradually, over a very long time lifting the impacted tooth up into place. Most probably the best solution is to have the wisdom tooth removed before it causes damage. See an orthodontic specialist for an initial evaluation (often free) to find out more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer