Supraeruption and mesial drift after extraction of a lower first molar tooth

Before and after photos on orthodontic drifting means mesial drift or tipping performed in our NYC Braces Orthodontics office.

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Orthodontics, braces occlusion bite pictures.
Fixed orthodontics used to retract severe labial inclination. 1) & 2) Pre-operative photos. Note the upper and lower central incisors. 3) & 4) Following six months of treatment. Again, note the upper and lower central incisor teeth. Braces move teeth through bone like moving a basketball pole through wet cement using anchorage and elastics. Note the three teeth connected with wire are being used as an anchorage unit while one tooth is being pulled by the elastic band.
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Orthodontics, braces occlusion bite pictures.
Braces move teeth through bone like moving a basketball pole through wet cement using anchorage and elastics. Note the three teeth connected with wire are being used as an anchorage unit while one tooth is being pulled by the elastic band.
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Drifting of teeth, mesial drift eruption pattern of a wisdom tooth after a mistaken extraction of a second molar instead of a third molar and the subsequent eruption of the third molar into the second molar position. This new patient is a 27 year-old female who had recently moved to New York from Seattle. She brought prior x-rays and an interesting story involving dentistry in Seattle that I thought was worth relating. 1) In Seattle the patient was referred to an oral surgeon for the extraction of #1 but #2 was mistakenly extracted instead. 2) X-ray taken after extraction of #2 shows tooth #1 – the wisdom tooth – still present. 3) This new, less clear Panorex was taken a year later (still in Seattle) but the wisdom tooth #1 can be seen moving down into the second molar position on its own. 4) This radiograph was the first of the series taken in our office. The wisdom tooth #1 has almost fully erupted on its own after about two and a half years. PS – the patient was billed for and did pay for the extraction of the wrong tooth!
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Drifting of teeth pictures and x-rays.
Supraeruption and mesial drift after extraction of a lower first molar tooth. Photos 1) -2) Show the upper first molar has supraerupted because its opposing antagonist, the lower first molar, has been extracted. X-ray 3) Mesial drift of the lower second molar tooth is seen secondary to the removal of the lower first molar. X-ray 4) Both supra-eruption of the upper first molar and mesial drifting of the lower second molar can be seen in this one x-ray after removal of the lower first molar. Tooth extraction can frequently cause significant occlusal bite problems if not actively prevented. Extracting a tooth and leaving teeth gaps may seem like an inexpensive choice – until you have to fix the problems caused by mesial drift and supraeruption!