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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My malpositioned premolar was fixed with braces, but the molar next to it got displaced instead. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had braces for almost three years, and everything was fine, except for one tooth of the lower jaw on the right side (the second premolar tooth), which was inwards, towards the tongue. The orthodontist did not do major work on that tooth for some reason and kept it until the end ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to explain that if we apply a force, there is an equal and opposite force generated. This is what happened with your molar and premolar (in your own description). These are the usual side effects of braces. However, we can try to minimize the effects. At this po...  Read Full »

I am a 56-year-old male with malaligned teeth. Is it advisable to extract my upper front teeth and replace them with implants?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 56-year-old male and would like to fix the problem of misaligned teeth, which are going from bad to worse. Is it advisable to extract the front top four teeth and opt for teeth implantation? The orthodontist said that slight alignment is possible with braces. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Tanushree Dey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly I would like you to attach a picture of your teeth to understand the extent of the miss alignment. A full mouth X-ray or an OPG (orthopantomography) is also advisable to assess the amount of bone loss, the alignment from the roots. It can also detect any hidd...  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 cross...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 check...  Read Full »

One of my front teeth is a fraction of a millimeter longer than the other. Will teeth trimming help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have invisible braces. One of my front tooth is longer than the other (0.2 to 0.3 mm). The initial plan was to place the tooth higher, but my gumline would look uneven. What do you recommend? Should my dentist trim the tooth by 0.2 to 0.3 mm, or place it higher and hope that the gum ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kandi Disha Dnyanendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and attachment (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Therefore, I can understand your concern. If you are using aligners and your treatment is not yet over, you can think of correcting minor leveling issues in the fina...  Read Full »

Can I replant my front teeth in a straight line without any dentures?

Query: Hello doctor,Can I get my front teeth removed and then put them back in straight without dentures?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A tooth is fixed in the bone socket by a connective tissue called as the periodontal ligament. Once we pull a tooth out of its socket, it means that we have completely damaged that tissue. It cannot be regenerated after that. Secondly, our teeth are supplied by nerves ...  Read Full »

My front teeth started protruding, and I could not close my mouth after my orthodontist put power chains on my braces. What should I do next?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 years old and have been wearing braces for almost two years. I had crooked teeth but did not need any extractions for my treatment. My orthodontist made spaces using springs and brought them out. She gave me a perfect wide smile, and the teeth did not protrude. However, one mont...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the X-ray attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your teeth seem to protrude, but your front teeth are alright and do not seem to become lower. Clinical examination will give us a better look and an opportunity to give you the best...  Read Full »

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 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 »

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 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 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 M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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