Dental Braces Questions

  • What are these two pieces on my brace ?

    I recently went to the orthodontist and he added a new wire to the top brace. Normally the wire would be plain but this one has two pieces attached to it. They are gold and look similar to small devil horns that point upwards. I was wondering what...

  • Is my dentist following the best method?

    Hi my dentist has started work on my mouth to straighten my teeth I'm told I have a v shaped palate so I'm currently wearing a palate expander he then wants to pull my back moulders to let my wisdoms come up and do braces to straighten my teeth is...

  • Why has my bite suddenly changed after getting braces?

    I just got braces a few days ago and my midline used to be in line and my bite was correct but now with the braces I can't bite down the same and my midline is completely wrong and my molars only touch at the edges...is this normal??

  • Metal Braces and Invisalign

    I have recently seen an orthodontist and since it was my first time, they only took pictures of my teeth but I have many questions that need answers. I have a crowding issue and I know I need teeth removed but I was wondering if it's possible to get...

  • Possibilty to Fill Gaps Between Teeth

    I have large gaps between my teeths.so my question is that is it possible tofill the types of gaps with braces or something else.and how it is expensive?

  • my braces are stained

    A small part of my brace is stained and is turning slightly green. It is the top of a chain like structure which is on top of the archer connecting two teeth either side of a gap where one of my teeth were removed. I wanted to know if except for...

  • can braces be taken off?

    I cannot afford to pay braces anymore, I have had them on for almost a year, I owe about $1000 to the ortho because I haven\'t gone in a couple months because I was on a vacation. Now that I can pay anymore will the ortho take them off? But i will...

  • Braces whitening issue

    I have had my braces for about 2 months, they will be on for 18. I have been using a whitening toothpaste and mouthwash for one week. I then found out I shouldn\'t use whitening products while having the treatment. So if I stopped using all...

  • Mouth Guard!

    hello, I have 2 orthodontic appliances I need to wear for 5 years before braces, twin blocks and elastics for 4.... one is a clear mouth guard very similar to a sport one, and one is a dental trainer or myobrace. I must wear the clear one during the...

  • My DDS did my braces wrong

    My dentist said he was certified to put braces on. After 7 months my bite is terrible when before it was just fine and my front gap was not closing. He only put brackets on my front 10 teeth so my molars were being pulled out because the brackets...

  • Gaps creating between my teeth a week before I'm suppose to be getting them off

    I'm getting my braces off next week and I've noticed that this past week a gap has been creating between my bottom teeth. I have power chains on my top teeth but individual rubber bands on the bottom teeth. Will this gap affect me in getting them...

  • Rubber Bands Causing Jaw Pain?

    I have been wearing level three elastics for approximately a week. I believe it's causing an intense pain in my jaw. Whenever I try to touch my molars together to chew, it flares up. It's only in my right joint. Is it possible my elastics are...

  • My brace is sharp and is poking my cheek. How can I fix it by myself?

    My brace started poking me in my cheek. Yesterday, my mom took me to my orthodontist. I thought he fixed it, but now it is poking my cheek and is hurting again. My orthodontist is on vacation now. So, I was wondering if there was an easy way to fix...

  • Shrunk Retainer problem

    I am wearing a retainer now..i mistakenly wash it with hot water..and it become shrunk but still fit me..but only thing is..it become tight back as how it was when i took it from my dentist for the first time..now my question is..should i order for...

  • Braces with elastics to fit an overbite

    I have a slight overbite. I've been told to wear elastics but I'm not sure how to wear them. Im certain that the elastics start from the upper and lower jaw canines but I am not sure if it is this combo: elastic on upper jaw from canine to first...

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