If you put a tooth where there is no bone, what happens?
The tooth falls out!
This basic concept has been lost by some of the people who move teeth.
I saw a new patient (32 years old) last week for a consultation to repair a lingual bonded wire that fell out. When I examined the patient this is what I saw on the labial of the lower incisors.
This patient had been treated when he was 14 years old. The orthodontist decided to treat non-extraction and use IPR to narrow the teeth to create space. Unfortunately he miscalculated and pushed the lower teeth forward out of the natural alveolar Continue reading →