Dental Braces Questions

how long should I wear elastic

Please help me. I can't contact my dentist . He gave me elastic to wear for 25 days and change new ones every 2 days. After a week he closed for this Corona virus . so should i keep wearing elastic when they run out. " wear the old ones again " or...

Damon Q and Damon Clear time wearing

Hello. I'm considering to get braces but i have a question which i can't get straight from different orothodonts i consulted. I live in Belarus so the medical situation in our country is a lot worse if we compare to usa and what bugs me is this:...

Do I need braces ?

I have a little overbite,medium-gaps on my top and bottom row and are crooked. When I was smaller my teeth were worst my gap was bigger but the crookedness was the same. But now my gap got a little bit smaller. Do I need braces?

Rubber bands om braces

I have been wearing my rubber band on one side of my mouth as told but since the lockdown I haven’t been able to visit or contact my orthodontist. I’ve noticed that on the other side of mouth my upper teeth have started to rise and don’t align...

Wire fell out

Hey, so my wire on my bottom, last tooth is loose. Well, the second to last tooth on the bottom, on my left side, because the last tooth on that side doesn’t really have a bracket. My orthodontic is closed and I’m wondering what to do about it? Will...

Determining if I need braces.

Hi I was just wondering if I needed braces. I think I have an overbite. When I close my mouth my top and bottom teeth dont touch I have force them to touch and I have slight pain when I bite down and and I'm just not sure whether or not I need...

Headgear

Hello I have reverse pull headgear with a neck brace and braces with rubber bands and I have to wear it all the time it’s very expensive but I have got headgear stuck in lip and I can remove it but if I do the brace will break and can’t go to an...

Why are my gums swelling over my braces?

Hello, I’ve had braces now for 4 months. Over the past 2 weeks I’ve noticed my gums have been swelling. My braces were mainly to close the gap between my two front teeth. I had power chains put on last month. Now that the gap has closed, the gum...

Can teeth shift if you wear braces for too long without an appointment?

Hi! So , my last orthodontist appointment was on February 18. My next appointment was supposed to be on the 25tg to get spacers in order to prepare for my 1-year appointment on the 30th, but since the corona stuff happened, they canceled the...

Will I need expander for poor arch coordination

I had an orthodontic consultation the other week, I was told I have class 1 malocclusion with poor arch coordination, all I know was I was told I’ll need full braces, probably have elastics braces for 18-24 months. I was wondering will I need an...

What should I do if my gums are growing over my brackets?

Hi, I am unable to get in to my orthodontist due to the coronavirus and I was noticing my gums are growing over/up to my brackets making my teeth appear smaller. It’s only happening in the back of my mouth starting after the k9s and on only the top....

Help Appreciated

So we moved from Dallas Tx to about 3 hours east, the middle of nowhere. I had finished paying off my braces, and was waiting for a break in school to get my braces off. Growing impatient, i bought the tools on amazon to take my braces off myself. i...

Bringing down a canine teeth?

I currently have braces because of my impacted canine. My orthodontist has now pulled one of my premolars forward to make up for the impacted canine since it couldn’t be brought down because of there not being enough space for it. My orthodontist...

Braces inquiry

I need help! I broke a wire in my braces. After I ate dinner that night my teeth started to hurt very bad. I wake up the next morning, and my two bottom teeth are spaced out. (They were not before) so what should I do?

Elastic wear

I know you’re not supposed to double up on elastics by wearing 2 rubber bands in the same spot, but can you wear 2 different classes at the same time? Can I wear a box/square in the back to close the bite in the back and also wear a triangle for...