Dental Braces Questions

Position of the brackets

I ve got braces,it's been around three days and I really need to know if the brackets are placed correctly on my teeth since the wire on the front teeth is not straight ,it's bending from some areas.can this cause any problem.i am worried since I've...

Broken tooth, need another retainer?

Hi, so I get my braces off after 6 weeks and my front tooth is chipped/broken. I plan on getting it fixed after taking my braces off but since I’ll get a retainer i’m guessing i’ll have to get another one after? I’m confused on how that will go and...

Why Can I Not Chew Anymore?

I recently got braces, 4 days ago to be exact. The orthodontist put glue on the bottom of my two front teeth so I would not hit my bracket with my tooth, but the glue. This means I can not chew with my front teeth, because the glue is not able to...

Am I a lost cause for fast braces?

I had braces before, but my molars ( top and bottom) grew in after. My bottom molars are super erupted and make me have an open bite. They are also partially covered in gum tissue. One of my top molars is higher up on my gums and rotates towards my...

Gap created

I have had braces and wear my retainer regularly. I however lost my retainer and didn't get a new one for 2 weeks. Everything is still in line and perfect except a little gap has been created in my front two teeth. My retainer now is a clear...

Getting TAD

Hi, ive been using braces for about 1,5 years now and im gonna get TAD placed tomorrow. Is getting TAD really necessary or is it just an option to speed up the treatment? Cause ive been asking around to people who had braces and some of them did say...

Does my daughter need to see an orthodontist?

Hello, my daughter is 11 should she start seeing an orthodontist? She has a mini overbite an a bit of crowding. I have never been to an orthodontist as a child, what is it like? Will it hurt her? Should I get checked out too? Is it uncomfortable?...

Are both plastic retainers suppose to be worn at the same time ?

I just got my braces off today. When I went to pick up my retainers the dentist that was there kind of rushed me with instructions as to how to wear the retainers. He said to only wear one retainer a day. Like only the lowers for today and only the...

Elastics

I was told by my orthodontist to wear 'double elastics on the right hand side at night'. Does that mean that both elastics go over the same hooks, or do they each go over a different hook at the top but the same at the bottom?

Can I get braces on a bonded tooth?

I have a bonded front tooth which I received when I was 12 years old. I am insecure about my spaced teeth and want to receive braces to correct them. The tooth was chipped after something hit my in my mouth. I corrected it twice better after I bit...

How to clean old retainers

I have been out of braces for about six years now, and stopped wearing my clear retainers about four years ago. I recently dug them up to straighten my teeth again, and saw that they are incredibly dried out and have some sort of white bacteria...

Why are my teeth still crooked and not straight even after having braces for 2+ years?

I was wondering why my teeth are still crooked and not straight after 2+ years of having braces??? I’ve worn my bands EVERYTHING... also I was wondering if orthodontics/dentists can pull down a tooth because I noticed my two front teeth are not even...

What would be the solution to this problem?

I have had braces for 4 years and last month I asked my orthodontist how much more time is needed (he told me around 5 months). 10 months ago my orthodontist gave me elastics to fix my overbite. After wearing the class II elastics for this amount...

Is it normal for teeth to slant during braces treatment?

I’ve had braces for over a year now and although my teeth are visibly straighter, one side of my teeth are slanting downward. I don’t think this is normal and it doesn’t seem like my orthodontist is doing much about it or if it’s fixable in the end....

Chipped tooth with braces/Root canal with braces.

I have a chilled front tooth. It’s been chipped since as long as I remember. I remember getting it fixed when I was really little then I ended up chipping it again and never got it fixed. Now I need a root canal for one of my back teeth and I’m...