Improperly Aligned Teeth

Improperly aligned teeth, otherwise called malocclusion, can cause problems with chewing, biting, and other vital functions. The common malocclusions are crowded teeth, crossbite, open bite, underbite, spacing, and overbite. The causes of malocclusion are cleft lip, cleft palate, prolonged bottle feeding, thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting habit, and enlarged adenoids or tonsils.

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What is the treatment for midline space between upper front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, My upper and lower jaw teeth are misaligned. There is 8mm of midline space in the upper front teeth. What will be the probable treatment for this?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been better if you had mentioned your age. For an exact diagnosis and treatment plan, attach a more detailed history and an intraoral picture of your mouth. If you have 8mm of midline diastema (space between the teeth), you usually require orthodontic ...  Read Full »

Why is permanant teeth coming behind of my daughter's milk teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I usually check my daughter's teeth as per her local pediatric dentist's suggestion as her front teeth are about to fall. Before three days, everything was normal. When we checked today, we found that the tooth was coming from the backside of the milk tooth. It seems to be very much cros...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The permanent teeth erupt back of the milk teeth. It is normal to cross the milk teeth as they will come in a straight line in one to two years. I request you to please get an image of the involved teeth to see the status of the root whenever you get a clinical c...  Read Full »

How to straighten teeth that are not in order?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth are not in order. How to correct them?  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Improperly aligned teeth are said to be in malocclusion. They cause problems like difficulty in breathing, speaking, eating and might cause dental cavities also. So, orthodontic intervention is necessary. Depending upon the severity of the malocclusion, removable or fi...  Read Full »

How to straighten teeth without braces or veneers?

Query: Hello doctor, I want straight teeth. I do not want braces or accelerated orthodontics or veneers. And I do not want a retainer. Is there any hope?  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The various methods to obtain properly aligned teeth include braces, accelerated orthodontics, veneers, retainers and few others. The suitable method for you can be decided by knowing your age, teeth alignment, gum and jaw bone condition, any parafunctional habits like...  Read Full »

Two of my lower jaw teeth are slightly inward and higher than the other. How to correct it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two of my lower jaw teeth just beside the front two teeth on either side are slightly inward and higher than the other. Is there a dental treatment to rub or cut the upper side of the teeth to lower the height of the teeth so that they can be made equal to the other teeth?  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are well. Thanks for approaching icliniq. I saw your query. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) attached. The lower front teeth are not increased in height, and it is just displaced from its position lingually. You can tr...  Read Full »

I noticed recently that one of my middle teeth is out of line. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I just got my braces off a few days ago, and I have been wearing my top retainer faithfully. I got a fixed retainer on the bottom front teeth, but they are only glued on by the two ends, not on each tooth. I noticed recently that one of the middle tooth is out of line from the rest, bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you described the lower retainer is fixed to only two teeth, the other teeth are free to move forward or rotate. It is common in such cases that the teeth do tend to move back to their previous positions. I would recommend you make an appointment with the orthodonti...  Read Full »

Is it possible to correct crowded teeth without extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has crowded upper and lower teeth. So, I have been to two orthodontists yesterday, and I got different opinions from both of them. One said we do not need to remove any teeth, however, his upper teeth will come little forward and will not cause much deformation in his face. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your state of confusion. I have seen the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be quite difficult to decide. So, I will give you information about both line of orthodontic treatments and the reason behind them. Your son has mild ...  Read Full »

My upper teeth are protruding. Does it require braces again?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been wearing braces on my upper teeth for two years to fix the gap due to the extraction of an extra teeth between my incisors. Now I have noticed that my upper teeth are slightly protruding and I cannot close my mouth. Now, my orthodontist is asking me to get braces on lower tee...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When treating with braces, it is usually a good practice to put them on both arches, upper and lower despite the apparent need for minor changes or few teeth in one arch. This is because as the teeth are aligned and moved in one arch, their relative position changes with ...  Read Full »

I have milk teeth at 20 years. Will permanent teeth erupt on removing them?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. My milk teeth or primary teeth did not fall still. Those teeth are a little bit shaky now. If I get it removed, will I get new permanent teeth?  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Over-retained milk teeth till the age of 20 years must have caused misalignment and impaction of your permanent teeth.First of all, you should get a panoramic x-ray done to check whether the permanent teeth buds are present under the milk teeth. If yes, then it has to be ...  Read Full »

On chewing, my upper and lower teeth touches only on my left side. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some problems with my jaw muscles due to clenching or grinding at night. It causes a variety of symptoms such as headaches. When I chew, I feel like my upper and lower teeth touch only in my left side and I seem to have overdevelopment of masseter muscle on the same side. I have c...  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and I will try my best to provide you a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. There are several reasons for your problem and there are several types of treatment depending upon your cause. If it occurs due to malocclusion or misaligned teeth, th...  Read Full »

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