Dental Braces Questions

Why can’t my molars touch?

My daughter had dental braces on my top teeth for a long time. Today, she got dental braces on her bottom teeth. She tried to eat a piece of bread an hour after getting her braces on, but there was a problem. Now, she tries to chew food, but she...

Do I need braces? Picture included

Hi, I'm Lilly. I am 11 years old and I have never visited an orthodontist. My mom hasn't either. I don't know if I have an overbite, overjet or crowding.Based on the picture I sent you do you think I need braces? Can you also tell me why(Overbite,...

Retainer after braces or should I not have retainer after my braces are off?

Hello ✋, I'm an 20 year-old male, and I had braces for 2 years. I've gone to my dentist to remove my upper and lower teeth braces and he agreed. When it was removed I asked him "Don't I have to wear retainer?" and he answered me "No, it isn't needed...

Can my Hawley Retainers fix my tooth gaps and overbite

Hi, I am 15 years old and I had braces when I 12 and I took them off when I was 15. I got Hawley retainers after a week I took off my braces. I wore them for a couple of weeks but as time went on, I wore it less. I never wore it for a year now. I...

I have an underbite

Hi,I had an underbite and got braces with elastics to fix it. I've noticed whenever my dentist asks me to discontinue elastics, my underbite starts to re-appear slightly. I'm at the end of my treatment and can get braces off any time. Is there any...

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...