Dental Braces Questions

I would like to know if I need dental braces.

Do I need dental braces ? I have had an overbite and gap my whole life and I am very curious because I really want them. I have a slight lisp due to my overbite and i’m pretty sure getting it fixed would also fix my facial structure. I don’t...

Will I need appliances

I’m just wondering if I will need any appliances with my braces cause my ortho said nothing as of yet, I’m getting the braces at the end of the month I have class 1 malclussion with poor arch coordination. She hasn’t said I will need...

Should I wait until my next appointment and will my treatment stop or reverse

Hello my name is Sasha. My braces have been broken since New Year's Eve. And I have an appointment next Friday. Should I wait until my next appointment or should I go ahead and go see them. Also will it stop my process of my treatment.

Orthodontist took teeth impression 2 weeks after getting off braces

Will it affect the shape of my retainers/teeth if my ortho only molded my teeth for retainers 2 weeks after removing braces? Currently, there are small gaps in my teeth now and I'm worried it will affect my retainers. Two weeks before, my ortho...

I have a horribly snagged tooth and I’m not sure if braces could fix it.

Hi. I’ve had my front tooth crooked since I was at the age of six. I have not been able to consult a dentist about this. Is it possible for me to get dental braces if my front tooth, right, is horribly snagged and crooked, facing outwards, an...

How long I’m a supposed to be keeping expanders in my mouth

I’ve had braces for about almost 2 years now I got them on July 20th 2017 and I got my expanders in August 2017. Since I had them it’s been nothing but pain to me with it creating a gap in my teeth which causes me to have low self esteem in my...

Will my teeth become more crooked? Lack of communication with my orthodontist.

This is my first time getting braces, I'm at my first week. But I'm curious as to why my orthodontist placed brackets only on some teeth. I have crowding so I was told to extract 4 teeth due to my small mouth, which are my pre molars at the top and...

Will my teeth become more crooked?

It's my first time getting braces, I'm at my first week. But I'm curious as to why my orthodontist placed brackets only on some teeth. I have crowding so I was told to extract 4 teeth due to my small mouth as well, which are my pre molars at the top...

I have a slight overbite and crooked teeth, is invisalign going to be effective? (Answered)

Hello! I've had a slight overbite as long as I can remember and crooked upper front teeth. I was told by an orthodontist 10 years ago (I'm currently 22) that I couldn't get braces because my teeth were too crowded. I decided last month to do...

Moving teeth downward - suggestions please

Hi, I currently have braces and noticed that my two front teeth look slightly different lengths (aka. left tooth a bit longer down than the right tooth). Initially, my orthodontist said he could adjust the bracket on my right tooth HIGHER UP so that...

Dental Procedure Question

Hi, I have several dental issues and I just scheduled a dental appointment. I am wondering how the orthodentist will approach them. Basically, my teeth are not straight, so I will need braces. They are kind of pointing towards the outside of my...

Relocating for a job before completion of treatment (Answered)

Hi. I am in the last stages of my orthodontic treatment and am scheduled to get my braces removed in February. However, I have just accepted a job offer that is out-of-state and my start date is January, so I’ll be relocating there soon. How...

Retainer After Canine Exposure and Braces (Answered)

Will I need to wear a retainer after having impacted canine exposure surgery and braces? Other than the impacted canine my teeth are overall pretty good, so there isn't much else for the braces to do. (not my photo, I just needed to submit a photo...

Will my Damon clear braces still be applicable if I took them off and store them for some months? (Answered)

I just got my Damon Clear braces yesterday, and it was instantly the worst decision in my life. My upper teeth aren’t really straight, but they’re not visible when I smile. (proof: my dentist, parents, and friends are all shocked by my decision...

Career questions (Answered)

I’m writing a paper about the career of an orthodontist and I would like to ask a few questions... - after finishing dental school, what was the difficultly of getting a job? - What is one challenge about your job you face everyday? - What...