Dental Braces Questions

  • Still Have Two Milk Teeth

    Hi, Im 16 years old and still have two of my milk teeth (canine), however because they are still there my adult teeth have came down from my gums and covered the tops of my canine teeth. I need a brace, however it is really knocking my confidence...

  • Do you think I need braces?

    My teeth are crooked and I'm about 10 yrs. old turning 11 on Dec. 9. I think all of my teeth got out but I'm not sure, almost all my teeth are crooked and some didn't grow. Do you think I need braces? if yes please tell me when do you think I might...

  • Are my braces even working?

    Hello! My braces were put on July 2011, and I'm scheduled to get them removed Summer 2014! I had four teeth removed, two being adult teeth. I got them on and saw big changes. However my orthodontist retired and a new one came! It was probably around...

  • Grindstone or greenstone?

    My orthodontist told the assist. To put down that I would get/have grindstone or greenstone. Something to do with stone but I don't know exactly what he said but it sounded close to one of those. Which was it and what is it?

  • Am I able to get braces?

    So I went to the dentist earlier this morning, and he said I have perfectly healthy teeth, but they are pretty gapped. My top four teeth are gapped (significantly) and my bottoms are slightly crooked. Im extremely self conscious about my smile and...

  • Braces Treatment length

    when i was 12 i had braces to open up space for my missing lateral incisors to be placed with dental implants, now i am 18 and have been told there is not enough space in the roots to place dental implant and have to have more orthodontic treatment,...

  • Can You Get Braces With Baby Teeth?

    So im 13 with 1 baby tooth left a canine on the bottom left, all my other teeth fell out accept that, and my one canine on the bottom right fell out a year ago but hasent came in because of crowding, i need braces really badly, will i be allowed to...

  • Black Outlines on my braces

    I'm really scared! I forgot to brush my teeth this morning and I got this black outline on my braces! It won't come off.. Should I go to my orthadontist to get it off? How do I get it off? How long till it will become permanent? Is it normal?

  • Canines just coming in

    I have about 3 gaps in my teeth as of now. One between my two front top teeth, one very small one in between my two front bottom teeth. Also two gaps on my bottom row of teeth between my bottom canines and my premolars. I would like to get braces to...

  • Can I keep my gap teeth with braces?

    Hi I have a gap between my two front teeth on the top row. I have not lost all my teeth on my top row so I am not sure if I need braces on that row of teeth. My orthodontist did say I needed them for my bottom teeth. And I can get braces for my top...

  • Can I remove my permanent retainers?

    I started seeing an orthodontist when I was in 2nd grade, but we waited to put on braces until my teeth were all in. So from 6th-8th grade I wore braces on the top and bottom of my teeth. After getting them off, I got a permanent retainer on both...

  • Is It Hard To Wear Headgear Full Time?

    hello,my question is about headgear. I have metal brackets and compination headgear for 6 months now. Wearing time for headgear is 16h day, but i cant get those hours full at all. My ortho nominate me that he do next visit wired in headgear for...

  • dentistry term

    I recently visited my dentist about getting braces and how much they would cost. They were around $5,000. But my dentist said that I had medicaid and that medicaid normally covered my braces. When I went to check they said I had to have 18 point of...

  • Can an orthodontist follow up with me for my braces?

    Hello, I hope you are doing great. Here is my concern: I will wear braces by next week in Morocco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco). As I'm awaiting my Green Card, I expect to travel to the U.S (NJ) anytime during the coming months, and I'm...

  • Orthodontics and surgery

    Took my twelve year old daughter to the ortho in 2011 and was told my daughter would need jaw surgery in a few years and to meet w a surgeon. He explained that although she was a pretty girl there was only so much he could do to fix her profile...

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