Some misaligned teeth require intervention - because they are causing disease or pain.
The image above shows a misaligned left lower canine tooth. This tooth is hitting the roof of the mouth just inside the position of the upper canine. Over time the continual trauma from the lower tooth leads to damage. A hole can be created between the mouth and the nose. In addition the damage next to the upper canine leads to periodontal disease and the loss of the upper canine as well.
The next case is "Lance Canine" or "Dagger Tooth". The lack of space between the upper canine and the incisor tooth will lead to periodontal disease. Also because the lower canine tooth cannot fit into its normal position - it also becomes malaligned.
The cases above are just an example of misaligned or wrongly positioned teeth. Orthodontic movement may be possible in some cases - or extraction may be required.
As a rule - if considering orthodontic movement consult an
experienced veterinary dentist
NEVER attempt a DIY approach with rubber bands or trying to force teeth to move yourself. You are far more likely to cause more damage, pain and probably the loss of teeth.
Did You Know?
Feline Odontoclastic Resorbtive Lesions - or 'Neck Lesions' are very painfull and common in cats.