About 5 years ago I had wire braces for my teeth.
And to have the braces on, I had 4 teeth extracted because my teeth were overcrowded.
As far as I know, a lot of orthodontists take out premolars to create space.
But for some reason my orthodontist took out 2 premolars, 1 molar on my bottom left and 1 molar on my top left.
I got my wisdom teeth removed on the bottom right.
So, I have only first molar and partly seen third molar on my bottom left side.
I was only 14 years at that time, so I really did not think much of it.
This has caused many jaw problems for me.
I have not chewed on my left side for the past five years.
I heard jaw problems can make my face look weird, as of now I have not noticed anything.
But I am worried that it might affect in the future.
Is there any way I could put a second molar in the bottom left?
I still have space where my bottom premolars were, could I move the molar with braces to fill in that space so that I will have space at the back to put on a an implant?
I just really want to fix the problem.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
Sometimes orthodontists do extract molars if there is very severe crowding of the teeth.
In your case, as you said there was severe crowding.
Now you have space present where the molars where previously present and hence you are unable to chew properly.
Is your second molar on the left side tilted or upright?
I assume that your second molar is upright.
There are 3 treatment plans for you:
For the best treatment option, attach an intraoral photograph of the upper and lower jaw and consult an orthodontist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/orthodontist
Was this answer helpful?|
Query: Hello Doctor, I am 19 years old. My teeth are yellow from childhood (from 10 years of age). A black layer is formed at the backside of teeth. When I see my teeth it seems very dirty and too much of creamy layer is formed on my teeth especially in lower canines and lower incisors. In the lower teeth... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have a gap between my two front teeth. I feel insecure to the point where I do not smile with my mouth wide open. I told my dentist about this. She said she cannot give me braces. What should I do? Is there anything else I can ask my dentist to give me other than braces to close my gap? Read Full »
Article Overview: This article discusses the steps to maintain proper oral hygiene for a healthy living. Read Article
In an individual, oral health is one of the foremost indicator of any underlying infection, disease or medical condition. Everyone should remember one important thing that, mouth along with its intraoral environment is an important indicator of many underlying dieases. So, maintaining perfect oral ... Read Article
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a Dentist Now