Orthodontics and Periodontics
Minor Tooth Movement (Orthodontics)
Teeth that are crooked are difficult to keep clean, do not take their share of the biting load and may be unsightly. Minor tooth movement may correct these problems and create a healthy environment. In some cases, orthodontically moving a tooth may actually reduce a pocket depth and lessen the need for periodontal surgery. Using another orthodontic technique, forced tooth eruption, teeth will decay near the bone and may be extruded so the decay is visible, helping preserve a cosmetic result by reducing the need for bone recontouring. Generally these small orthodontics procedures take only a few months to complete.
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