My Teeth Are Migrating And I’ve Been Given Conflicting Advice. What Should I Do?

Q.
Hello Dr Hughes. I have been informed that my teeth will ‘migrate’. I know this is very rare. 2 years ago, I had a mould taken with my dentist and last month, I had another mould taken for comparison. All of my teeth have seemed to move to the side a bit, especially the front, middle section of teeth. Some dentists have advised me to have braces. But some other dentists have advised me not to do so because it may affect the gum. I would like to know how I can solve this problem. It doesn’t cause me any pain, but I’m afraid if I don’t do anything about it, it will become more serious. In a few years time all my teeth might move inward. What can I do? Please advise me on this. Thank you for your time.
A.
Hello. The first question I’d like to ask is, why are your teeth migrating? Do you have periodontitis? If you do have gum disease then this must be eradicated first before it would be safe to try any orthodontic solution. Speak to a specialist periodontist first and then to an orthodontist and see that they recommend and inform them to be mindful of your condition. I hope this helps you. Regards, Mark.
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