Dental Braces Questions

  • After having braces my bottom row slant to one side

    I am now at the end of my braces..my teeth are all straight , only a problem now with my bottom row slanting from right to left... my orthodontist says the only option is to have veneers to even out the look ... im wondering if there are other...

  • Is it possible for a space maintainer spring and power chain working together?

    Can you put a power chain over a space maintainer spring? It seems counter productive to me and the orthodontics place I go to it a bit sketchy. I have a spring maintainer for a space that an implant will be going into soon and the assistant put a...

  • I need a second opinion on straightening my front teeth, I already have braces on.

    I got braces to straighten my two front teeth. My right front tooth overlapped my left front tooth. I was told 18 to 20 months for treatment. Well its been 23 months and my two fronth teeth are not aligned. The left front tooth is still pushed back,...

  • I need relief from sharp dental wires.

    Can I use oral gel to numb my cheeks in order to stop the discomfort of my dental wires from cutting into my cheeks while I eat? The wires are located near my back molars. They are not broken, just sharp.

  • Can braces cure TMJ Disorder?

    I've been having problems with my jaw lately and it's been hard to eat. I've been to the doctors and they said that if I go to a dentist, they will likely recommend me braces or a night guard. I was just wondering, can braces actually cure my TMJ...

  • Why do I have some many gaps in middle of teeth after adult got braces removed?

    I recently got my braces removed 3 months ago. I dislike my teeth very much. Is it normal for adult teeth to look like this after treatment? My orthodontist stated I can have bonding done, however he could not do it and would have to go to a...

  • Getting traditional braces after Invisalign

    I recently finished my Invisalign treatment and wear my retainers every night however one of the main reasons i decided to get Invisalign was to fix my overbite. After the first 31 trays I told my orthodontist how I wasn’t happy about still having...

  • Why are my braces causing more gapes than I already had?

    I got my braces January 5th and I have noticed they have caused more gaps in the front bottom row of teeth. I was wondering it that a problem, do they supposed to do that? Can you get your braces off earlier than what they told you? I have to keep...

  • Can I put my elastics on my 2nd premolar instead?

    I lost the buccal tube on my first molar. I’m instructed to wear class 2 elastics. I fear that if I stop wearing elastics then my treatment will be prolonged. I’m still on my second week. Can I put my elastics on my 2nd premolar instead?

  • Can carriere motion be applied on second molar?

    hi. I have got my right first molar extracted due to cracked tooth syndrome. initially i planned to get my braces on early this month but was delayed due to my cracked tooth syndrome. now, another option was given - carriere motion application-...

  • Does orthodontic bite block cause breathing breathing?

    I have bite blocks on my rear teeth on both sides of my mouth to prevent me from biting down and braking my bottom braces. However because of the bite guards I tend to breath in too much air, I wake up with a dry mouth (not due to my mouth being...

  • Sore Jaws, Do I Need Braces?

    Hi I’ve been having issues with my jaws the feeling of them being extremely sore and I also cannot bite completely down on one of my sides of my mouth my teeth don’t look perfect or good they look “normal” I guess you can call it what would...

  • I have Dental implants, can I wear braces?

    Hello - I had a space between my two front teeth up until I was 20 years old, when I had braces. Several years later, I had complete implants done (something I've regretted) and now, 15 years later the space has returned between my front teeth. I...

  • Want to remove braces

    I have put my braces 9 months ago and it has changed my face...I want my face back I want to remove braces will my teeth get back to its original position ...I am not satisfied my face is looking very flat please advice

  • Rubber bands causing severe pain

    I am 16 years old. I have had rubber bands for about a month and ever time I wear them I get a really bad head ach and sevier neck pain. Is this normal? And can bands even cause this pain? This has caused me to not be able to focus in school and...

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