Teeth Drift & over eruption - How can it be managed?
Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but that doesn’t mean they will stay in the same position. Just as our bodies change and adapt over time, so do our teeth. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to teeth drift and over-eruption.
Teeth drift is a process whereby the teeth slowly move out of position. This can be due to a number of different factors, such as gum disease, tooth decay, and missing teeth. Over-eruption occurs when the teeth grow too long and start to protrude from the mouth/arch.
Drifting and overeruption of teeth is a common problem that can have many consequences, both cosmetic and functional. In order to prevent these consequences, it is important to understand the causes of teeth drifting and overeruption and how they can be prevented.
There are many reasons why teeth may drift or over erupt. Common causes include poor oral hygiene, TMJ disorders, bruxism, and orthodontic treatment. However, the most common cause of teeth drifting and overeruption is missing tooth.
So maintenance of oral hygiene, timely replacement of missing teeth and timely aligning teeth are the important aspects of oral health maintenance to prevent this condition.
There are many consequences of teeth drifting and overeruption. The most common cosmetic consequences are an asymmetrical smile and crowding of the teeth. However, teeth may also drift out of alignment, which can lead to functional problems such as difficulty chewing and biting.
To prevent the consequences of teeth drifting and overeruption, it is important to practice good oral hygiene and to see a dentist or orthodontist regularly. In addition, patients who are at risk for teeth drifting and overeruption may be candidates for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, Illusion Aligners, or other similar products.
There are a number of different ways to manage teeth drift and over-eruption. Invisalign, for example, is a clear aligner that is virtually invisible and can be worn for up to 22 hours per day. Illusion Aligners aligners are also made from a clear, polyurethane material and are triple-layered for extra strength.
If you are concerned about teeth drift or over-eruption, then please talk to us. We will be able to advise you on the reasons for the condition that you may be facing and available treatment options to correct the condition.