Dental Braces Questions

  • 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...

  • do I really need to have my impacted canines removed before getting my braces ?

    hello i went to my orthodontic appointment and they found out that my adult canines were impacted so they referred me to go see an oral surgeon who told me that is should get them removed because they will be in the way of the ortho procedures i am...

  • What should I do if I have a tooth growing while my braces are on?

    A year and a half ago, I had eight teeth extracted in the hospital. Four of them could be visibly seen and four of them were underneath the gums. The extraction was due to the lack of spacing in my mouth and the fact that I was 14 and still had four...

  • moving third molar

    Hello, I want to know if it is possible to move my third molar to \"take the place of a second molar with a fracture. I have fractured my second molar and must have it removed (it was also crowned and rootcanaled previously). I would like to know...

  • pain after orthodontics

    I have had severe stinging pain I my eyes nose and alveolar ridge since orthodontist retruded my upper anterior teeth. I have pulling down feeling on my face on my nose and eyes and my eyes have sunk in. My upper anterior teeth are pulled down...

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