Is it possible to shift teeth sideways?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by ivanj911@hotmail.com, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Hello,

    I am interested in getting orthodontic treatment, primarily for
    cosmetic reasons. I am currently 19.

    Overall my smile is not bad, the upper and lower arches individually
    are fairly straight and nice. The problem is that my upper teeth are
    'shifted' to the right, that is, if you were to draw a line down the
    exact middle of my face, it would not go between the two front top
    teeth, but rather about a third way through the left tooth. The arch
    itself also appears to be slightly skewed towards the right. Due to
    this (or at least it seems to be the cause, in my opinion), my lower
    jaw is forced to the right when my teeth close. In itself, the lower
    teeth are almost perfect, it's just that the whole jaw is shifted to
    the right.

    I recently saw an orthodontist about this and he said that overall I
    have a good bite, and unless I was unsatisfied with the appearance, he
    would not recommend doing anything. At the time, I didn't think to
    clarify a few things with him. I am going for another consultation,
    but just want to get some input first.

    Is it possible to shift teeth sideways? As in, not moving them in or
    out, but moving the 4 top front teeth to the left? Is it too late at
    this age as my jaw is finished or almost finished growing?

    And also, if this sort of movement is possible, is it possible with
    Invisalign?

    Thanks in advance.
    , Apr 9, 2007
    #1
  2. Guest

    PS: I just discovered the proper term for this, I believe I have a
    midline shift to the right.
    , Apr 9, 2007
    #2
  3. Guest

    On Apr 9, 12:51 am, wrote:
    OF all the dentists here, not one has experience correcting a midline
    shift? Come on.
    , Apr 10, 2007
    #3
  4. carabelli Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    The correct answer is "it depends".. Get another ortho consult would be my
    suggestion.

    carabelli
    carabelli, Apr 10, 2007
    #4

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