Teeth tipping during alignment stage?

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mariyu
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Teeth tipping during alignment stage?

#1 Post by mariyu » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:55 pm

Hi I'm just curious. Is it common that the front lower teeth starts to tip inwards when it's aligning during the first few months of braces (esp if you got extractions)?
Will this be corrected eventually (i.e. by flaring the teeth out a little)? Typically at what stage of treatment? I heard it will be done with rectangle wires or bends in wires etc.?
Not sure if it's something I have to ask my doctor about especially if its just a common thing at the start of treatment.

Lovespain5
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Re: Teeth tipping during alignment stage?

#2 Post by Lovespain5 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:34 am

mariyu wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Hi I'm just curious. Is it common that the front lower teeth starts to tip inwards when it's aligning during the first few months of braces (esp if you got extractions)?
Will this be corrected eventually (i.e. by flaring the teeth out a little)? Typically at what stage of treatment? I heard it will be done with rectangle wires or bends in wires etc.?
Not sure if it's something I have to ask my doctor about especially if its just a common thing at the start of treatment.
Yes, teeth used to be tipped inwards during the gap closure stage (I was treated with 4 premolars extracted). That´s what made my ortho for me, in aim to get an ideal Class-I occlusion. And my teeth are now a little tipped inwards :gavel: Even if I did not have the choice to fully correct my protrusion :gavel: Maybe ask to your ortho to close the gaps by advancing slighlty the upper molars if you think the upper front teeth had pushed too far back.
:?:-#):mrgreen:

assertives
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Re: Teeth tipping during alignment stage?

#3 Post by assertives » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:51 am

I'd definitely ask your ortho about it. I don't know common this is, but I remembered a conversation I had with my ortho when I voiced my concerns/worry regarding a "punched-in" finished look that I sometimes see with post braces pictures. My ortho told me that that happens because there was no proper control of the lower teeth when retracting and closing the spaces, hence the upper teeth will end up collapsing inwards too. He said that proper control when retracting the lower teeth first will prevent that punched in look. So my guess is that it does sometimes happen, and it isn't ideal. If you don't like how it looks, best to bring it up now.

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