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My premolars in back seemed to have shifted and are leaning inwards. They also seem to be pushed in. Is there something i could do to straighten them again? It's worrysome.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, worrisome

You need consultation with an orthodontic specialist.
Teeth will get more crooked with age unless the malocclusion is corrected. Orthopedic rx, to is ineffective without surgery. Clear aligners can give you about 41% correction of minor problems. Go see someone who does this all day long every day and who has more than a weekend 's training at a holiday inn express.

In brief: Yes, worrisome

You need consultation with an orthodontic specialist.
Teeth will get more crooked with age unless the malocclusion is corrected. Orthopedic rx, to is ineffective without surgery. Clear aligners can give you about 41% correction of minor problems. Go see someone who does this all day long every day and who has more than a weekend 's training at a holiday inn express.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Gary Brigham
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask an orthodontist

Collapsed posterior teeth can be addressed using invisalign or braces.
Consult an orthodontist for a professional opinion with regard to your specific condition.

In brief: Ask an orthodontist

Collapsed posterior teeth can be addressed using invisalign or braces.
Consult an orthodontist for a professional opinion with regard to your specific condition.
Dr. Gary Brigham
Dr. Gary Brigham
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Dr. David Ostreicher
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Something can be don

This is a common problem. Very often the back teeth (premolars and molars) begin to cave in.
The sooner you address the problem, the easier it is to fix. See an orthodontist.

In brief: Something can be don

This is a common problem. Very often the back teeth (premolars and molars) begin to cave in.
The sooner you address the problem, the easier it is to fix. See an orthodontist.
Dr. David Ostreicher
Dr. David Ostreicher
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Need Consultation

Consult with a dentist that does orthopedic appliances in addition to orthodontics (braces).

In brief: Need Consultation

Consult with a dentist that does orthopedic appliances in addition to orthodontics (braces).
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Moving teeth

Yes orthodontics like invisalign can move it back .
But you are probably missing a tooth and need to replace it or it will happen again. See you dentist for a permanent solution.

In brief: Moving teeth

Yes orthodontics like invisalign can move it back .
But you are probably missing a tooth and need to replace it or it will happen again. See you dentist for a permanent solution.
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry

In brief: Cause for concern

The teeth tipping inward is a sign of a general bite problem. The jaws widen as you go back.
The lower jaw may want to close more forward, but can't as the teeth are in the way. Upper and lower arches must be expanded to make room to fit together, after the position and trajectory of closure are determined. How the teeth are positioned is less important than where they are positioned.

In brief: Cause for concern

The teeth tipping inward is a sign of a general bite problem. The jaws widen as you go back.
The lower jaw may want to close more forward, but can't as the teeth are in the way. Upper and lower arches must be expanded to make room to fit together, after the position and trajectory of closure are determined. How the teeth are positioned is less important than where they are positioned.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. David Schleimer
If parafunctional forces and possible abfraction are causing perio loss and recession, it would preclude any significant attempt at expansion. In addition, seasoned orthodontists understand that the mandibular inter-canine width is virtually inviolate vis a vis stability; and yes we look at the curve of wilson and the 3 dimensional placement of cuspal morphology. Sometimes dental life is fraught with compromise.
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