How Moving Just a Few Teeth Can Have Big Results?

Posted by Jeanne V. Devi DDS on Jul 17 2019, 03:24 AM

Orthodontists may produce aesthetically pleasing outcomes with conventional braces by repositioning multiple teeth into a better position at the same time. On the other hand, orthodontic therapy may be beneficial when just a few teeth. 

In contrast to typical multiple teeth movement, which may take years, minor tooth movement can be accomplished in a matter of months using removable appliances that employ little springs or elastics to push on teeth to move them gently.

Reasons Behind Misaligned Tooth 

We may need to further investigate the real reason for a front tooth gap. Using basic tooth movement treatments, the gap may be difficult or impossible to repair if it is caused by the tongue forcing the back teeth forward regularly. 

If the frenum (a thin, muscular tissue that rises from between the top front teeth toward the lip) has been allowed to expand too far between the teeth, this may also be the source of the problem. 

In this scenario, we may need to surgically remove some of the frenum tissue before proceeding with orthodontic treatment, or the teeth may progressively migrate back apart after the gap has been successfully closed.

Process of Orthodontics 

So, what exactly is a circumstance involving slight tooth movement? 

As with any dental disease, the first step is a thorough dental examination, including a thorough assessment of the bite. We also establish sufficient space to repair gaps without compromising the bite with the opposing teeth and whether the teeth and their roots enable subtle movement. 

It is also important for the surrounding gum tissues and bone to remain healthy and disease-free, particularly in adults.

Otherwise, you may require more comprehensive treatment.

Even subtle tooth movement may significantly influence the appearance of your smile. Dr. Jeanne V. Devi, DDS is here to help you with expert orthodontics procedures. Call us at (626) 795-2544 or visit our website to schedule appointments and know more about it from our experts. We are located at 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 603, Pasadena, CA 91101.

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