Drift of the Teeth
Drift refers to gradual movement of the teeth:
- Toward an empty space between the teeth. Drift commonly occurs after the loss of a tooth.
- From the back to the front of the mouth. Drift is a normal process during the adult years. It seems to explain why many adults have increasingly crowded lower front incisors.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 11, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics