Dental Braces Questions

  • 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...

  • 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...

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