Dental Braces Questions

  • Interach Elastics

    Hi, My son had some interarch elastics put on today. The right side elastic is attached from the bottom front canine to the back top molar. The left side elastic is attached to the top canine tooth then the bottom back molar. When I did research...

  • How long after getting cavity fillings should i wait to get braces put on?

    I recently went to my dentist for my teeth cleaning and i was told that i needed to get 4 cavities filled in before getting in with the orthodontist. I’m trying to have a speedy process. I wanted to know how long should i wait after getting my...

  • A year without retainers...not sure what to do?

    Hi there, First off, thanks in advance for taking the time to answer questions. I had Hawley retainers for about 6-7 years after getting my braces removed and wore them pretty consistently. About a little over a year ago, after washing my...

  • Do you think my son needs braces

    He has a high canine on the left in the picture. Also he has an overbite and his bottom teeth are a little croocked. With the high canine i saw that a tooth curled behind it.i was also wondering how long it would take if he did need braces.

  • Canine Teeth Are High in Gums

    Hello, my canine teeth are coming in very high up in my gums, they haven't come in yet but I can feel them in my gums, also I was wondering if you think I will need rubber bands when I get bracesI have a deep bite and a very small space for my...

  • What can I do if im unhappy with my teeth after braces?

    Hi I just got my braces taken off and I have had braces for almost 2 years. My teeth are still cricked after braces and I’m unhappy with them. They left my top tooth pointy and my top and bottom teeth dont touch. My bottom teeth are sideways and...

  • Can springs fix an 11mm overbite?

    My orthodontist said after I get braces and bands that I can optionally get a 10-12 hour jaw reconstructive surgery to fix my 11mm overbite. Why can't I just get springs to fix my overbite? She said that my bands won't fully fix the overbite, but I...

  • Can my issues be fixed by switching orthodontists? 20 months in braces, not satisfied!

    Good Morning, I have had braces for 20 months, but my orthodontist told me I would only need them 3 months! I basically was a relapse case. I had Invisalign in 2007-2008 to close a gap in my front teeth, and a permanent retainer was affixed to...

  • Can I use an old retainer from middle school / how does Marily bridge affect making a new one

    I have a “zero bite” which means my front teeth just almost cover/occlude my bottom front teeth. Braces and retainer lessened this to where my front teeth hit at about the halfway mark of my bottom teeth which is how they’re supposed to.  But...

  • Is There A Payment Plan to Afford Braces?

    I can't afford braces, and I hate my teeth and my smile with a burning passion. I work 2 part time jobs and I still can't afford them. Is there a possible monthly payment plan option for me to take? Thank you.

  • From your view do you think I qualify?

    I went to the orthodontist to see if i qualify for braces with my insurance(Tenncare) and they took pictures of my teeth and sent it to my insurance company. Do you think my teeth are bad enough to qualify for braces? (I'm 14)

  • What do you do if you have been wearing braces for over seven years?

    I have been wearing braces for over 7 years. I have reached out to the orthodontist about this situation and allthe staff can tell me is come back to NYC and get the work done. There is a problem with that, I was relocated thru the department of...

  • 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,...

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