Dental Braces Questions

  • 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...

  • Moving teeth vertically with Braces.

    Hi there, i am due to get my braces off in two weeks, however my front two teeth are fairly misaligned, one is higher up in the gumline than the other. I went to see my orthodontist about this and he is still saying the braces will be coming off in...

  • Nees wires on my braces

    Yesterday, I had my wires taken off by my orthodontist in order to have my teeth cleaned by my hygienist. My orthodontist and hygienist are in different locations. By the time my hygienist was done, it was already too late to go to my orthodontist...

  • Is the bottom retainer supposed to be loose?

    I got my braces off on Monday, and today is Friday. I picked up my retainers yesterday which are the retainers that are clear plastic and are removable. The top retainer is fine but the bottom retainer seems that it comes off with one finger. I am...

  • Whiten teeth with braces on

    Is there any way that I can whiten my teeth while I have braces on?.So I\'m about to get my braces soon and I wanted to know if there is any type of whitening system I can use to whiten my teeth while having the braces on and I\'m not sure if its...

  • appointment scheduling

    Since the age of six I've been pressured to have braces and now at 40 I 'gave in'. Was sent to an orthodontist who did not care much about my moving teeth (I grind them a lot) but sent me to a speech pathologist and asked me to come back when my...

  • Braces: Cosmetic or Needed?

    I grew up poor so seeing a dentist was difficult, even now that i'm 20 its hard. I have many crooked teeth, mostly bottom row in front. My teeth just seem to crowd my mouth, and some overlap others. It makes it difficult to get everywhere while...

  • How many months are elastic used for?

    Hi, so I got my braces in September 2014. The orthodontist said I would only need them for about 18 months. At my last appointment he gave me panda elastics to wear only at night. I have been doing that since the last appointment. After the...

  • If a spring pops off my bracket, is it an

    Earlier today, one of the springs on my braces popped off my while I was brushing my teeth. The spring that I am talking about is one of those springs that looks like a little coil in front of your brackets, and are used to tighten your braces up....

  • My permanent retainer broke and teeth have shifted

    I got my braces off four months ago and in the last week or so my upper fixed bonded retainer (only spans across front 5-6 teeth) broke. I have noticed that my upper right and left central teeth have gaped a little more then before and also that my...

  • Even though I was instructed to wear my retainer 24/7, is it okay to not wear it to school?

    Hi, I just recently got my braces off and was instructed to wear my retainer 24/7 for 6 months. I was wondering if it would be okay if I just didn\'t wear it at school? I am there for about 7 hours of you add up the minutes. Then I would wear it...

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