What causes open mouth

Why are my teeth shifting?

13.01.2020

The bad news for those with straight teeth is that teeth can shift at any time, even in adulthood. Teeth are very easy to move, the tendency to vary from person to person. If there is a new gap or a crooked tooth, it is important to act quickly in order to recognize the misalignment as early as possible and to correct it again and to avoid another time-consuming and lengthy treatment.

Shifting teeth in old age

Teeth are often shifted, twisted or overlapped, especially in young adulthood. Usually these changes affect the front area. But even at an advanced age, straight teeth can shift again (and further). With increasing age, the teeth often shift faster, so you shouldn't hesitate here. Because a possible hygiene problem caused by crooked teeth should be avoided as a matter of urgency. In a set of teeth with odd teeth, the spaces between the teeth are of course much more difficult to clean with a toothbrush and dental floss. Therefore, the risk of dental plaque, tooth decay, bad breath and even periodontal disease increases.

Move back after tooth regulation

Unfortunately, our teeth are creatures of habit and want to return to their crooked position even after successful dental regulation. The more odd the teeth were before a correction, the more likely they will be shifted or rotated again. Jaw growth can also trigger tooth movement. The muscles in the jaw and face area can have a strong influence on the position of the teeth. (e.g. clenching the tongue, open mouth, ...)

Perfect tooth regulation and retention

The easiest way to get straight teeth is to use invisible braces: Invisalign. Adults in particular prefer this method, as conventional fixed braces are often reminiscent of teenage times. Completely without metal brackets and an embarrassed hand-to-mouth-to-mouth with every smile. Invisalign is a completely transparent brace that does not restrict the patient's quality of life. In addition, the braces do not sit firmly on the teeth, but can simply be removed when necessary - for example when eating and, above all, during daily oral hygiene.

Retention is particularly important after successful dental regulation. In this way, new shifts can be effectively prevented and the success of the treatment remains permanent. The patient has the choice between an extra-thin metal wire attached to the inside of the teeth or a night splint.

What else could you be interested in: