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Lost Retainer Teeth Shift
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Sorry, no: Teeth want to move forward, not back. Having wisdom teeth removed will not uncrowd your front teeth. You'll need the help of an orthodontic specialist to do that. Why not call your dentist's favorite orthodontist for an examination and a discussion of treatment options. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It varies widely!: Sometimes we see shifting in a matter of weeks or months, while other times it takes years. Every circumstance is different and we can't always predict what will happen nor when. Generally speaking, the sooner teeth are replaced the better. Your own dentist can probably give you a more accurate guess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally Not: A "retainer" is designed to hold your teeth in their current position, so that they don't move in the future. This is especially helpful for people who have had their teeth straightened, as those teeth tend to drift back to their original positions over time. However, some special retainers can produce very small movements in teeth which are slightly misaligned. Your dentist can advise you best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?
NTI not a retainer: An nti appliance is normally used in patients with symptoms of tmd, and by virtue of it preventing back tooth contact, can shut down facial muscle activity that is causing pain in many instances. It is not a long term appliance as it can lead to uncontrolled back tooth eruption that can create other problems. Ask your dental professional for clarification of its purpose in your case. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
No: Not in and of itself. Many people with severely crowded teeth have strong healthy teeth and supporting tissues (bone and gums). However, crowded teeth are definitely more prone to cavities and periodontal (gum) problems. Along with traumatic occlusion and loss of bone, the teeth may become loose. If your teeth do feel loose, see your dentist to determine cause and remedy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anterior teeth intrude into the gums with modified retainers (cutting off molar parts) the same way molars intrude with Invisalign retainers?
Retainers: Retainers retain. They are not active treatment appliances. Cutting off the molar coverage will cause molars to extrude, not intrusion of anterior teeth. Know 1. Invisalign and braces are not equivalent, braces work much better, and 2. Orthodontists are more proficient than Generalists at Orthodontic Care. Take your appliances and go see an Orthodontic Specialist for guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but: The tooth may or may not tighten depending upon what caused the looseness in the 1st place. If the looseness is from trauma then it should tighten and the retainer should be removed after a short period of time. If the looseness is from gum disease then there will be no change in the tightness. Check with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?
Dental implants will be done for 2 side-by-side missing teeth. Can the adjacent teeth shift out of place since cannot wear removable denture anymore?
Possibly: If the teeth that are actively being moved by the spring are loose, this is because of the movement and bone response. When a tooth has pressure applied, the bone actually resorbs on the side it is pushed toward and fills in on the side away from the pressure, (called "osteoblasts" and "osteoclasts"), causing the teeth to feel loose until the bone stabilizes. ...Read more
Fixed retainer: A fixed retainer, made possible by the technology of composite bonding, is a significant convenience to help you keep your teeth straight after braces. Your only added burden is to ensure it is kept clean and free of calcium deposits, also known as tartar, with good oral hygiene, and not to simply break it with hard biting of very hard foods. ...Read more
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