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Thursday, June 20, 2013
My orthodontist said I`d feel pressure on teeth that would be moving. The teeth we had planned to move are sensitive... But so are a few other teeth. Should I be worried about these `other` teeth? (`Other` teeth are ones we -don`t- want to move).
Don't worry about it. Whenever you move some teeth, the anchor teeth - or the ones you say the orthodontist was trying not to move - are still involved with the process. As long as the pressure is not excessive you should be fine. Please ask your orthodontist this question so he can evaluate the pressures.
Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University