Dental Braces Questions

  • I'm 26 years old with a TMJ caused by a crossbite; what's the best treatment?

    I'm 26 years old and I have a mild cross-bite caused by wrong braces to close the gaps between my front teeth due to 2 missing teeth by birth this made my upper jaw smaller than my lower in order to fix this I was told to get braces on both jaws and...

  • How can I fix my irregular bite?

    I have braces. When I bite, the right side of my mouth the teeth touch. On the left however, the teeth do not touch at all. Could this be from my back teeth being spaced out differently? One side has more space than the other and he teeth may be...

  • What type of braces do I need and how long will it take?

    Hello, thank you for seeing to my question and taking time to read and answer it. I am currently 16 years old and when I was 12 I had the traditional metal braces fitted on my upper teeth and I was told they stuck out because did not match my jaw...

  • Do I need bottom braces for my overbite?

    I have had braces in the past when I was in 2nd and 3rd grade. I had to get oral surgery and teeth pulled out. I only had top braces and briefly a chain. I got my braces off two or three years ago and I have had a top retainer since then. Now I have...

  • Broken permanent retainer

    Hi I have had a permanent retainer on the back of my top front six teeth for seven years and some of the acrylic has worn or broken in places meaning the retainer is no longer being held in parts. I was wondering if this could cause my teeth to...

  • Is it okay to wear my rubber band on the tooth next to the one it's supposed to be on?

    Hello, When I went to the orthodontist today for my monthly adjustment, they discovered I had a broken bracket and removed it. The orthodontist decided to just leave it off since I only have two months left in my treatment. I discovered after I...

  • How can i safely remove my braces?

    I've had braces for about 2 years now, and the last time I went to the orthodontist was in May of last year. The person who started the payments is now refusing to continue paying and my ensurance won't cover it. Is there a way I can remove my...

  • Can I bring my teeth forward?

    Hey, i asked my dentist if he Gould bring my teeth forward , he said that i have a case where the upper bone of my teeth ( i don't know how it's called ) is pushed back & not my teeth so he can't do anything . instead he said that he can bring...

  • Accidently swallowed retainer piece

    I have a permanent retainer attached to the top and bottom of my teeth. A couple days ago, a piece of the retainer broke off my tooth. I think I accidently swallowed it as the piece connected to my one tooth broke off when I took a bite of food....

  • Can braces be used to perform the same function as a retainer?

    Can braces be used to perform the same function as a retainer? I have been wearing braces for 8 months on both top and bottom teeth. A month ago the top braces were removed and I was fitted with a retainer to be worn 16 hours a day. IN 2 weeks the...

  • Second opinion essix retainers

    I've had my "fast braces" for almost 16 months now, I'm 29 years old and after everything I'm not satisfied with the outcome, my ortho wants to remove braces and put me in essix retainers he said they will "correct" ant minor issues I have with my...

  • Braces did not fix my teeth well

    Hi, I am adult living in Africa, I have had braces for one and half years. The dentist removed my braces 2 weeks ago and gave me a retainer. However my teeth are not yet completely aligned, e.g one of my teeth ( right lateral incisor) is much lower...

  • Will wearing cervical pull headgear result in more of a convex facial profile

    My 11.7 year old daughter was seen by the orthodontist. She has class II molar and canine malocclusion, excessive overjet of 7mm, and overbite of 40%. Also class II skeletal relationship, retrognathic facial type and convex facial profile....

  • can braces brackets broken without i know

    in my last visit to the ortho he told me that i have 3 bracket broken!! i only had one broken bracket before 3 month ago i remember it's still attached to the wires but i can moving it right and lift and it was obvious to me its broken...

  • Would Damon Braces be a better option

    I went to an orthodontist a few months ago for functioning braces and they referred me to a hospital to have 4 teeth removed. (A canine lost somewhere in the roof of my mouth that hasn't come down, a canine above another tooth, and two teeth from...

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