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If I lose a lower tooth to localized periodontitis with no replacement, will the corresponding upper jaw tooth extrude until it eventually falls out?
Speak with DDS: Always need a treatment plan. If you abide to the treatment plan, that is up to you or consent to a treatment plan to your monetary liking. Without a replacement, teeth will shift over time, so it is better to be upfront and understand all ramifications prior to the inception of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: With two rear lower molars missing, whether or not the upper teeth will extrude depends on the location of the upper teeth. If the upper teeth are unopposed or not supported by teeth in the lower jaw, the unopposed upper teeth may continue to erupt. Obviously, not all of the upper teeth will extrude unless all of them are unopposed by teeth in the lower jaw. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can Invisalign intrude and extrude teeth or only align them? I'd don't want to wear wire braces, but I need intrusion of my front teeth.
To some extent: Braces are still the gold standard. Clear Aligners are not as effective as braces in many movements in addition to rotational alignment. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist rather Ghana GP. They do treatment better,master, and with more competence. Consider clear braces as a better alternative. If you insist on Aligners, have it done by a fully qualified professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once molars are intruded after Invisalign, can they naturally extrude over time by not wearing the retainers?
Maybe: Sounds like maybe your bite maybe a little off. Normally after most orthodontic treatment there needs to be an accusal (bite) adjustment to correct some of the premature contact areas. Naturally teeth extrude to meet the opposing dentition but You need to see the orthodontist or the treating Doctor to double check your bite. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could be........: I can't know for certain, but common causes of teeth eroding away in children of such a young age could be from caries, nursing bottle mouth syndrome or certain diets that erode away teeth. Common to certain areas of the world are betel nuts (areca nuts). It could any of these causes, a combination, or something else. See a general dentist or pedodontist for a diagnose and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer