Dental Braces Questions

Bite issues while in braces

I am in my 10th month of braces and my bite seems to be getting worse and not better. ( I am in braces bc of dental work done last year that lost/ messed up my bite and my teeth were straight before braces) I bring this up to my orthodontist at...

Should my teeth line up edge to edge?

Hello, I’ve been undergoing orthodontic treatment for two years now with a dentist who wants to remove my braces. I don’t like how their is slight crowding one one side of my lower. anterior teeth and asked my dentist if he could rotate my canine...

Braces Removal

My son has had his braces on since 2016 and since covid it has been hard to get in to have them removed. I am concerned about the hygiene of his teeth and the shape that the brackets are in. At this point I just need them removed. Where can I take...

Braces adjustment

Usually after doctor installed braces on the upper teeth first..when would the next adjustment be? Is it after doctor install the braces on lower teeth? Or before installing the braces on lower teeth. I was wondering whether i have to do adjustment...

What do I do if I keep biting my tongue at night because of my elastics?

Hi! Hope you're doing well! I recently was told to wear heavy elastics. When I wear them at night, I wake up randomly and my tongue hurts very bad. I bite down on my tongue while sleeping, and don't realize it. This causes my tongue to hurt all day,...

How long would braces take if my bite is normal?

I have a normal bite, but my front teeth has mild to moderate crowding. If I get ceramic or lingual braces, how long would it take? I'm splitting my time between two countries so a quicker alternative is preferred

Palatal expander Nightmare

I’ve had my palatal expander 2+ years. My orthodontist basically made me turn it several times for a long period of time well over a year ago, possibly two. They just recently tell me After I complain of its irritation that I have to return it...

What is the main problem with my teeth/jaw?

It’s been impossible to get to an orthodontist with COVID-19 happening. I suffer from TMJ symptoms due to clenching my jaw at night when I sleep. I now take a medication that relaxes me when I sleep and recently got a Botox injection in my jaw which...

Is it ok to do RCT of the premolar and trim it to create space in case of crowding?

I have braces on for 2.5 years now. And my orthodontist trimmed my premolar then he said to do RCT of that teeth. And then again by trimming that premolar he create a little space. But the desired result is not achieved. Now he is saying to extract...

Can I Buy Essix Retainers to fix my teeth, my teeth has shifted very mildly

My teeth are predominately straight however they have shifted in the past year. I used to have braces around 9 years ago in which I broke my retainer and never got it replaced. I have uploaded a picture.

asymmetrical smile

Hi there! I have an asymmetrical smile that has caused me to feel self-conscious all my life. I feel self-conscious often while talking and especially when laughing, I find myself covering my mouth with my hand to limit showing my smile. When I...

Can my tooth be pulled down without braces?

I had braces for about 5 years and I got them off back in 2012. I got them off too early it seems because I was left with a lot of problems to fix. One problem being that one of my teeth is not fully pulled down nor inline with my other teeth. My...

Some sort of discharge coming out of cheeks and gums?

hi So I've had my braces for about a year and a half now and they've been quite problematic. The most recent issue which I suspect is also a result of the braces, is some type of weird discharge that comes out of my cheeks and gums. My other guess...

Looking for a second opinion

Hello, My son is getting his braces off in three weeks and after having a bad experience with my first child I just want to confirm that his look ok to be be removed? The only concern I’m left with is how his top teeth sit over the bottom, with...

Space between front two teeth. Can retainer self correct?

I have noticed a small space between my two teeth. I currently have a percent retainer on my front and bottom teeth. I’m trying to see if my retainer will self correct but I’m terrified of going to the orthodontist as I don’t want braces again. Do...