Will Orthodontist Remove Braces Upon Request?

Will an orthodontist remove my braces upon request? I\'ve had braces since December 2004. I had lived in Boston at the time, and when i moved 6 months later to Portland, I had not been seen. I went 4 years without any treatment. My mouth was a mess, and i just had brackets on. In June 2009, we found insurance that covered the cost of treatment and I got new braces. A year laternow, my orthodontist has stopped taking that specific insurance company and now I have to begin that proccess again. I dont want to go through that and I really just want my braces off. Will an orthodontist remove them? What do i have to do?

Answer: Request for early removal.

By

I can certainly understand your feelings for wanting to be finished with treatment as yours has been a long process. Orthodontist hope to provide the best Orthodontic outcome for each patient. However, there offices usually have a letter of agreement that can be signed for incomplete or early removal of braces. If you are under 18 you will likely need a parent signature. Ask your Orthodontist for a estimate on how long they expect your braces to be on your teeth from this point in treatment. Understanding where your progress is and the Dr.'s view of any negatives to early removal will help you come to a wise choice together. Renee Anderson-Upson : The Braces Cookbook And Self Care Guide

More Questions from Dental Braces

Is it normal to have a bite block on just one side?

I'm a 28 year old male with a deep bite who just had braces installed today. Because of this deep bite, my orthodontist installed a bite block (blue) on one of my upper teeth. Is it normal to have only one of these installed (on a single side)...

Baby teeth extraction

My 10 yo son has an overbite and needs braces. He still has baby teeth and orthodontist wants to get 6 baby teeth extracted in order to put the braces. My concern is will getting 6 teeth extracted affect him in any way?

How long will I be in braces?

I want to know how much longer I will be in braces I just got rubber bands that that stretch from bracket to bracket.Like the bands that you can take in and out also How long or how much longer will I be in braces because i want them off.

Changes after 4 Extractions

I had four extractions and braces put on at age 7 or 8 and had them for about three years. I wore my retainers until I was 25 at which point I found out retraction orthodontics are bad functionally. I quit wearing the retainers and tried to get my...

Super Eruption

Hello I wear essix retainers, upper and lower, at night. They do not cover my very last teeth. I believe these are called the wisdom teeth. Will my wisdom teeth super erupt over time? Again, I only wear my retainers at night after Invisalign...

My inexperienced orthodontist mistake

Hello I had my braces for almost three years now, everything was fine. My teeth correction getting better every month, except one tooth of the lower jaw on the right side (the second premolar tooth) was inwards, towards the tongue. The...

Crooked Teeth

I Like My Imperfect Teeth, Why Should I Get Braces?

I find that imperfections are rather perfect. My teeth don't look like celebrities or models, but they are white, clean, functional and beautiful in their own respect. However when I went to see my dentist, she was very rude and insisted I needed...

Should I get a retainer or wait?

My ortho want to take my braces off its been almost a year since i went to checkup. I was going through financial difficulty. I wanted to know should i buy a retainer or just wait because in a couple months im going to restart my treatment somewhere...

Can I remove impacted teeth and put them back in?

I have braces and impacted canine teeth. I am supposed to get the teeth pulled down using a chain process with my braces but I don’t want to do that because of how long it takes. I want to know if it’s possible to remove the impacted teeth and...

Do I Really Need To Wear My Transparent Retainer?

Hello. I wore dental braces to correct crowding and a slight jaw angle for about three years. I have had them off for about two years now. At the time of removal, I was given a permanent wire retainer which sits behind my top and bottom jaw, as well...