Dental Braces Questions

  • 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...

  • Getting braces before dental coverage

    My son just got braces two months ago and now we have dental insurance that will pay 750.00 towards the amount, we are paying monthly payments will the dental insurance still pay the 750.00 if he got them 2 months before the insurance even if we are...

  • should i let my dentist know right away?

    One of my two front teeth got crooked and I'm supposed to get my braces of next month, but i don't know if i should let me dentist know that this tooth got crooked or if i should wait until next month when she notices herself it got crooked? Or if i...

  • clear braces have gone yellow

    My name is Katie and I am 12 years old. I go to the orthodontics every 6 weeks because I have braces. I now have a clear line across the top brace but it has gone yellow. I brush my teeth on a regular basis and throughout the day to but the...

  • Peglateral tooth

    I have a peglateral tooth so it won't grow. I was wondering if they would make it bigger so it's normal size before or after braces? Do you know by any chance Thanks!!

  • How to correct gap in between incisors

    I have deep bite and gap in between my upper central incisors. I consulted a dental clinic and they applied braces. The orthodontist of the dental clinic told me that the gap in between my incisors will decrease in about 2 weeks of applying the...

  • How do I fix the space between two front teeth?

    Before getting braces we noticed that I did not have teeth growing in to push out my baby teeth. These were the teeth righ next to my two front teeth. Therefore they were pulled and my braces pulled my teeth together to close te space. I now have...

  • Will the remaining glue on my fixed wire wear off very quickly?

    hi! i have a question about the fixed wire on my bottom teeth, i had this wire put in after my bottom braces came off. i was just wondering, some of the glue keeping the wire on my teeth has worn off, and although its still stuck to my teeth there...

  • Impacted K9 tooth...

    Does it hurt to get braces put on an impacted k9 tooth...?

  • Taking upper braces off early

    I have braces on both my top and bottom teeth. My top teeth were never too bad and straightened out a lot faster than I expected. My bottom teeth still need them though. I asked my orthodontist if I could request to have them off early and all he...

  • How long without my retainer will lead to a tooth shift? Will I need braces again?

    About three or four years ago I got braces because my teeth were widely spaced. They are fixed quite nicely, but I have a moderately large space on the bottom right in between two teeth. After getting the braces off I've been wearing my top and...

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