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Why are my teeth on top moving forward?

06/08/2009

Question:

hi there. i have dead straight teeth, but i have noticed that my top teeth are moving forward. why is this happening? should i wear braces or maybe just a plate for a while?? your advice would be highly appreciated. thank you!

Answer:

This is a difficult question to answer from the information you have provided. Teeth moving spontaneously is rare and usually indicates some problem with the bone supporting the teeth. You should have your dentist check the teeth for periodontal (gum) problems.

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Response by:

Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD
Professor of Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University