Sometimes an aligner like Invisalign, or bioaligners are all that is needed for minor tooth movement. Other times expansion appliances are needed to make room for the tooth out of alignment. Your case will need to be evaluated by a dentist with ortho experience or an orthodontist.
Dr. Felicia Nesbit
Fastbraces or traditional metal bracket and wire systems would definitely
correct your one crooked tooth as well as straighten the others that are
pretty good. I think you're question really is do you have to move the
other teeth to get one tooth to fall into a better alignment with it's
friends around it? The answer? Sometimes No, many times Yes. Every
situation is different but if we have to move the other teeth, there
usually is good reason for it. If there really is one tooth out of
alignment and the rest match up well in our eyes, then there are some
retainer therapies you can wear in a series that will move a single tooth
back into position. The other thing you can do if orthodontic therapy is
not right for you today is get a set of retainers made. Wearing retainers
to bed every night will prevent your teeth from shifting even more.
Unfortunately, once you see tooth movement of any kind, they continue to
worsen and every 5 years you see a significant change. That means longer
treatment times to get you back to straighter teeth. Hope that helps! Dr.
If not, please search for an Invisalign provider in your area!
able to fix the issue with a retainer or a brief invisalign treatment. But
it all depends on the anatomy of the surrounding teeth, which may require
If you are concerned about one crooked tooth, there are options besides
braces. We offer something called a spring retainer which allows us to
shift single teeth to a certain position. This oral appliance will
require several visits, about 4-6 weeks apart, for adjustments.
I hope this helps!
more realistic with aligner therapy.
However, orthodontics is similar to putting a puzzle game together. Often
we have to move more than one piece in order to solve it.
Your best bet is to schedule a consultation. Please call 951-698-8200 if
Dr. Shawn Pesh
You can get braces or Invisalign and just move one tooth without affecting other teeth.
Hope this helps.
Hope this helps
Dr. Keith Wickizer is a dentist and orthodontist that operates out of dental and orthodontic offices in Summerville, Goose Creek, and Mount Pleasant. For more information, please visit www.acuitydentistry.com.
You need braces and the orthodontist has the skills not to move the single tooth into right position
If only minor correction is needed to make that tooth straight then the orther options can be Odontoplasty, getting a filling, veneer or crown to make that tooth straight.
What does this mean?
A functional occlusion allows the whole system be working in harmony and
this can be functional with one or more teeth crooked. So, in my opinion
you will need braces if your occlusion (the way your upper and lower teeth
touch each other when you bite down) is non-functional.
its depends how much space taken by malposed tooth, usually orthodontics consider as a first step
Limited ortho. Could be done
Short term clear braces for few weeks can be done.
Having said that, orthodontics can be used to correct single tooth misalignment: the force will be applied to the one tooth. You may need to have some enamel shaved between your teeth as well.
Tony Skanchy, DMD, MDS
South Hills Orthodontics
A simple exam/consultation would likely be able to give you the definitive answer!
I hope I answered your question.
To straighten the alignment of a tooth with orthodontics, other teeth would probably need to be moved to create the room for the proper position of the crooked tooth.
Another possibility might be to crown or veneer the tooth to give it the appearance of being straight, even if the underlying structure is still out of alignment.