How can I fix my out of lined tooth?

I had braces which straighten my teeth for awhile and I did wear my retainers. Now one of me tooths are pushing upward out of alignment which makes the bottom row no longer straight and when I talk you can see that one tooth sticking out. What can I do to make it back aligned ? Is there a way to cut it down or something

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Answer: Fixing a tooth out of alignment

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Clear aligner therapy is a good option for an orthodontic relapse patient such as yourself.  Invisalign and Sure Smile are both great doctor guided treatment options.  If it is minor movement, your case will be short (express) and new retainers can be fabricated, similar to your clear aligner, directly after treatment.  It will continue to get worse and possibly effect the surrounding teeth if it is not corrected.  Cutting down a tooth or removing healthy tooth structure is not recommended and will not straighten the tooth, but will remove the enamel causing sensitivity and exposing the underlying tooth structure.  The crowding will continue to get worse with time and the tooth could appear even shorter than after the initial adjustment.  It is best to align your teeth rather than remove necessary tooth structure for a short term result. 

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