Dental Braces Questions

Twin blocks (Answered)

So I have had twin block braces for coming up to a year now and I find them very irritating and annoying, as well as very embarrassing so I don’t wear them much, I can’t stand going to school with them in because I can’t hardly speak with them...

what do i do if my rubber band is pushing against my tooth? (Answered)

i was told that to start used rubber bands at night only in the class two placement. i used them last night and i had no pain. but tonight they are sure you on and on my right side the rubber band is pushing against the fourth tooth from the middle...

Getting Braces Soon... (Answered)

Hi, I’m getting braces in a couple weeks and my bottom canines are going to be moved next to my bottom front teeth and the incisors will be in the place of the canines? What will it look like? I’m really nervous. Has this ever been done before?...

Incomplete treatment (Answered)

I had started the process of getting braces had them on my top row only since I had a overbite I paid for the full treatment top and bottom row but i ended up moving to another state do to complications. Most of my brackets broke so I just...

Is it normal to have a bite block on just one side? (Answered)

I'm a 28 year old male with a deep bite who just had braces installed today. Because of this deep bite, my orthodontist installed a bite block (blue) on one of my upper teeth. Is it normal to have only one of these installed (on a single side)...

Baby teeth extraction (Answered)

My 10 yo son has an overbite and needs braces. He still has baby teeth and orthodontist wants to get 6 baby teeth extracted in order to put the braces. My concern is will getting 6 teeth extracted affect him in any way?

How long will I be in braces? (Answered)

I want to know how much longer I will be in braces I just got rubber bands that that stretch from bracket to bracket.Like the bands that you can take in and out also How long or how much longer will I be in braces because i want them off.

Changes after 4 Extractions (Answered)

I had four extractions and braces put on at age 7 or 8 and had them for about three years. I wore my retainers until I was 25 at which point I found out retraction orthodontics are bad functionally. I quit wearing the retainers and tried to get my...

Super Eruption (Answered)

Hello I wear essix retainers, upper and lower, at night. They do not cover my very last teeth. I believe these are called the wisdom teeth. Will my wisdom teeth super erupt over time? Again, I only wear my retainers at night after Invisalign...

My inexperienced orthodontist mistake (Answered)

Hello I had my braces for almost three years now, everything was fine. My teeth correction getting better every month, except one tooth of the lower jaw on the right side (the second premolar tooth) was inwards, towards the tongue. The...

Crooked Teeth

I Like My Imperfect Teeth, Why Should I Get Braces? (Answered)

I find that imperfections are rather perfect. My teeth don't look like celebrities or models, but they are white, clean, functional and beautiful in their own respect. However when I went to see my dentist, she was very rude and insisted I needed...

Should I get a retainer or wait? (Answered)

My ortho want to take my braces off its been almost a year since i went to checkup. I was going through financial difficulty. I wanted to know should i buy a retainer or just wait because in a couple months im going to restart my treatment somewhere...

Can I remove impacted teeth and put them back in? (Answered)

I have braces and impacted canine teeth. I am supposed to get the teeth pulled down using a chain process with my braces but I don’t want to do that because of how long it takes. I want to know if it’s possible to remove the impacted teeth and...

Do I Really Need To Wear My Transparent Retainer? (Answered)

Hello. I wore dental braces to correct crowding and a slight jaw angle for about three years. I have had them off for about two years now. At the time of removal, I was given a permanent wire retainer which sits behind my top and bottom jaw, as well...

Crowding of teeth after braces are removed (Answered)

I had braces removed last year ans the retainer I was given for the top teeth was a metal rod kind which didnt stop my teeth from crowding again. I am 36 years old and not very keen on getting braces again. What can be done? Are invisalign effective...