Dental Braces Questions

  • Alternatives to braces?

    I have had braces for around 9-10 months now. I have had 4 teeth removed before i got my braces, 2 on top and 2 on bottom. I now find braces very frustrating and irritating, i no longer want them and really want a better alternative as i don\'t...

  • How do you know if you have a overbite

    Why doesn't my top and bottom teeth line up , when I bite down my top teeth is over my bottom teeth. My mom had ask my dentist if I needed braces and he said no . I was wondering why he said no because my teeth don't line up with each other.

  • What is the name of the o-ring elastics that have a hat or bumper on them?

    What is the name of the o-ring elastics that have a hat or bumper on them? I need to order some but we have called them hat ties, which is not the proper name to use when ordering; Can you help?

  • Will I need braces for my type of teeth?

    I have really crooked teeth that don't line up together, no over or underbite but just crooked teeth. I had 3rd pair and lost ALOT of teeth when i was litle (1st grade) And i've never seen a orthodontist in my life. I'm 11 turning 12 soon and I want...

  • Will I need braces?

    I am 14 and I have a massive over bite. My canines cause pain and blood when I'm brushing because of them sticking out. Also my back molars have grown twisted. Will I need braces. My dentist said she would refer me to an orthodontist but it has been...

  • Does my daughter need braces?

    my 11 year old daughter has a slight misalignment on the right side of her mouth, when she bites down, the teeth on the side don\'t quite align. The left side aligns perfectly. Her upper and lower teeth are straight and her from bite is normal. The...

  • Do I need another retainer?

    I am wondering if I need another retainer to protect my teeth other than the one I currently have. I have permanent metal wires on both top and bottom (since I got my braces off) as well as a plastic retainer fitted to my mouth that I wear at night....

  • What are my options?

    I had braces about 6 years ago. They ended up putting a permanent retainer on the bottom 6 teeth and a permanent retainer on the top 2 front teeth. My retainer broke and by the time I was able to get back in both teeth on each side of the top front...

  • How to Pick an Orthodontist with Differing Treatment Times

    I am 28 years old and am looking into getting braces. I have slight crowding in the front on both top and bottom. I am Class I on the right and Class II on the left. I have issues with TMD as I clench at night. I had 3 separate consultations...

  • Braces on bridge

    Hi there, i am getting braces to open up root space for dental implants to be placed, i am getting orthodontic treatment in 2 weeks and my orthodonist said the braces will be placed over my existing maryland bridge. From the research i have done,...

  • Loose brackets

    Hi I got braces around June and about 2 months after that a bracket came loose and I got it fixed and it was fine but now I have another one loose but this time it\'s close to my molar. Is it normal to have loose brackets more than once.

  • Can I wear a spring retainer only at night and see results?

    Hello, I was wondering if I could wear a spring retainer only at night? I don\'t mind if it takes a year for my teeth to be straight. But will I still ultimately see results in a year or so just wearing them at night?

  • difference between extraction and without extraction

    currently my problem is i have one side buck teeth not align with the teeth and the buck teeth is a little overlapping . The dentist told me if i just want to push in the buck teeth without extracting any teeth then it take for one year but all the...

  • How can I tell if I need braces or not.?

    Hello.! Ive always been interested in having braces but I'm not sure if there really necessary. I have a overbite that goes very far over my teeth and it's really annoying most of the time. Also I have teeth that are pushed up farther than the...

  • Is extraction a must in my kind of irregularity?

    I'm 26 and planning to get braces on soon.I know .....I should have got them loooong back. After examining the dentist told me that two of my premolars from each jaw should be extracted to make room for my irregular teeth to settle in. I'm looking...

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