Dental Braces Questions

How to clean old retainers (Answered)

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...

Spring coil pain

I just got coil spring for my braces. The screw that was planted for the spring to be attached to is far away and causes the spring to be very stretched. After i got home i feel severe pain that is causing me headache. So i lifted the spring a...

Lower and upper jaw positioning is not same (Answered)

Hey sir how r u? Im right now having braces treatment since 2 n a half years and till now theres little difference in my teeth. My dentist says tht u will have to go for upper jaw surgery to move it back besides this everything is perfect. Im going...

What Indiana Dental Insurance Will Help Cover Cost of Adult Braces (Answered)

I am needing help finding a local dental insurance working with a local orthodontist in the Bloomington, Indiana area. I am in need of braces and haven’t had dental insurance since spring of 2017 after being denied HIP because I make too much. I...

My Gap (Answered)

SoI'vee had braces for 3 years and around that time period I also got expanders and while the expanders were on I was left with a gap and I was being told by my ortho that it's normal and it'll go away. So fast forward a couple of months later I got...

Removal of Braces (Answered)

So my children were being seen by an orthodontist and both have braces on the top. I have since lost my job and cannot afford the cost of the braces as nothing was covered by my insurance. How much out of pocket would it cost for me to have them...

I Can’t Bite Down All The Way (Answered)

I got my retainers a couple weeks ago, and I started putting them on. After a couple days, I notice that I can’t bite down all the way I think because of my back molars. Before I got my retainers and after getting my braces off, my teeth could bite...

Braces Teeth Connected At Root? (Answered)

My son is 10 years and has his left front tooth growing behind his right coming in sideways. We went to an orthodontist. My son got braces and they started to move the tooth to the front. A year later the left tooth is behind the right tooth. The...

Gap Left After Braces (Answered)

My son had braces as a teenager and after treatment was left with a gap between his left upper canine and the tooth between it and his front teeth. Before braces he had a gap between his front teeth that was closed with the braces. But this other...

Want a better smile - is it possible? (Answered)

Hi I’m 18 and you can see my teeth in the photo provided. I used to suck mu thumb as a child and I’ve developed an overbite/overjet and I absolutely hate my smile. I’ve had braces since last July and I’m thinking about getting them off altogether...

Research

Hello, My name is Bailey Hornberger and I am a current student at Youngstown State University. In my writing class, I am putting together a research paper on different types of orthodontic wires used in the industry. Part of the research...