Dental Braces Questions

Can facemask be used on adults?

I had a consultation with a new orthodontist today because the last one messed up my bite. She said it would be about a 30 month treatment. I asked if we could pull the top jaw forward as well as the lower jaw back. She said that only works in...

Retaining tooth gap

So, I'm 22 years old. I have recently got braces it's (been almost a month) because I had extra tooth coming out from the lower jaw and a tooth was not aligned and is backwards in the upper jaw. I got one tooth extracted. Moreover, I also have a...

Braces Retainers

I removed my braces and retainers are expensive so I ordered alignment retainers online. My biggest concern is if my teeth are going to shift because I didn't get the one that are usually customized by the dentist. I got these since they are cheaper...

Any hope for my stubborn tooth?

I got braces in 2008 and got them off in 2012. My orthodontist seemed to not catch a few issues before removal and I was left with a lot of cleaning up to do. One of these problems is that one of my teeth is not all the way pulled down. Non...

SuperHeavy Elastics?

I was instructed to wear super heavy 6mm elastics yesterday. Because they're thicker, the orthodontist said to wear them in a before lunch- after dinner pattern. What does that mean? Take them out before lunch?

Why are my teeth starting to space when I have a retainer?

I had braces many years ago and currently have a permanent retainer on the bottom teeth. It seems as though the bottom teeth (where the retainer is) are beginning to have spaces in between each other. Is this normal from the retainer being old?...

Seeing a dentist before braces?

Okay, so. I'm scheduled to get my braces on the 15th. I got a cleaning about a month and a half again, but I never saw the dentist, just her hygienist. I called my dental office and they said that I should be fine, and if I was worried, call the...

Rubber Band Hook Broke

I have hooks on both sides of my mouth for wearing rubber bands (4 hooks in total). The one on the top left came undone and is impossible to get a rubber band on. Is there a way to fix it? Should I keep wearing the one rubber band on the other...

Tooth extraction for Braces

I have 13 teeth on my top mouth because one of my adult tooth never grew . My ortho said that they have to extract one of my adult bottom tooth to make it even and i was wondering if that’s really necessary or is it normal to work with it without...

Is it true my teeth cannot be made straight after getting OTV’s

I asked my orthodontist to make my incisors look bigger because I wasn’t happy with the size. I was told they could take care of it and make my smile beautiful. They put on what they called an OTV and I was told they would need to be touched up...

Do i need a new set?

I have braces and the metal piece that holds in the wire fell out of every single one of my brackets. My wire also came out too. Would i need to get a new set of braces? Why are they breaking so easily?

Am i supposed to get braces on my last 2 baby teeth on the top?

I had braces for a little while and they just added 4 more. 2 on the top that are on permanent teeth and 2 that are on the top that i know are baby teeth. Is this a mistake or did they do this on purpose? I thought braces were only meant for...

Do i need twin block braces to straighten my teeth?

I’m 15 and i want braces. My orthodontist said i need twin block braces first but i really don’t want them and i’m not bothered about my jaws cosmetically or in terms of health. Do i need them to straighten my teeth before i get normal braces? I...

White spots on teeth with braces.

I have a few patches of white on my two front teeth above the brackets. Also, I have a spot on two of my bottom teeth. I am worried that it will get worse and become more noticeable once my braces are removed. I don’t know what has caused this since...

Relating to braces and disease.

I have periodontal disease and have had my braces since 5th grade and I am currently in the 11th grade. My braces treatment was stopped years ago. I currently only have 1 molar band on the top right and brackets. At the bottom I only have brackets...