Hi, I got braces about 5 years ago and had them removed like 2 years ago. Before treatment i had to get 4 teeth removed, the 1st bicuspids. I guess my mouth is too small for my teeth. Since i had my braces removed my top front teeth have been shifting and my bite has changed as well. What I hate the most is the front teeth because they’re moving back to how they were before, like a V shape sicking out. (I used to suck my thumb as a child) So i decided to see another orthodontist since mine couldn’t really help me and just told me to press on my front teeth while watching t.v.! I just started treatment with the new orthodontist and he recommended invisalign for my top teeth and put in one of those glued on retainers on my bottom front teeth so they wont shift anymore. ( they’re pretty straight) I’ve only been wearing the invisalign tray for 3 days now but i notice my jaw is in pain on the right side. Is it because of the invisalign??? I don’t want the discomfort to get worse. Also, i dont know if this is an issue, when i had my impressions done for the invisalign, he also shaved between a couple of teeth in the front so that there would be more room for my teeth to move. So during the few weeks that I had to wait until i started my treatment, I felt my teeth and bite shift slightly since he shaved them and made room. So now when i’m wearing the invisalign its changing my top teeth to fit what it WAS a few weeks ago, And the bite on my bottom teeth are different since they started to shift. Is this an issue??? I hate that i’ve had to go to another orthodontist and pay alot more money for more treatment ( 6 months ). I also apparently have 5 wisdom teeth that have not been removed. This new orthodontist did not say anything about removing them. Would my wisdom teeth be causing my teeth to shift more? should i get them removed ASAP? or will i end up having to get even MORE treatment in the future once they’re out? I’m sorry for the long e-mail, i just need some advice. THANK YOU,
Dr Kailesh Solanki
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