MESIAL DRIFT: Our teeth tend to move forwards


Mesial drift can be defined as the tendency of teeth to move in a mesial direction within the arch with an aim to maintain interproximal contact between teeth.



Mesial drift can be because of physiological, pathological or induced reasons (for e.g.: in case of orthodontic tooth movement to obtained desired results during treatment). 

You can observe this phenomenon when you loose a tooth. The tooth gap normaly close by itself after years, depending on the age of the patient. 

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WEBINAR: Occlusion - Part 2