I need a quick/ inexpensive fix for my top canine. Any suggestions? (photos)
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Single tooth movement
Hi, jxander!Thanks for your pictures and question. Congratulations on deciding to get your canine in line! I completely agree that apart from that single canine the rest of your teeth look pretty straight.Here is what will make the case very difficult: when you bite down it looks like your canine is completely blocked behind the lower teeth. To straighten the canine it not only has to be moved to the front, but also up and over the lower row of teeth. Considering the top canine is the longest tooth in the mouth this makes it a complicated movement.Please consult with an orthodontic specialist about your options for correcting this tooth. I'm sure you'll be happy with the options, the speed of treatment and the cost.
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