Dental Braces Questions

  • Herbst and sore tmjs

    My daughter has been wearing the Herbst and upper braces for 3 months and just started complaining of jaw joint discomfort and mildly achy ears. She has tenderness over both tmjs. She had popping of one jaw joint and some limited opening before the...

  • Extremely Itchy Gums

    Hello. My 15 year old daughter had metal braces put on her upper and lower teeth earlier this week. She has been wearing them for five days at this point and is experiencing extremely itchy gums. We have tried Orajel and mouthwash, but to no avail....

  • Primary teeth extraction at 9.5 years old.

    My 9.5 year old had orthodontic consultation and recommended her lower baby canines and 1st molars be extracted and lingual spacer placed. The 1st baby molars are starting to become loose. Should I proceed with extractions? Will the permanent...

  • Why aren't my orthodontic retainers shifting my teeth back into place?

    Hello, I'm contacting you because I have a bit of a dilemma and I was hoping you'd help me figure out a solution for my problem. So three days ago I came back home from a month long summer program. Unfortunately, I left my retainers at home and my...

  • Getting my braces fixed

    My wires came out a couple months ago and all the progress they did was lost I no long live in washington anymore who do I need to see first a Denist or can I just go staight to an orthodontic?

  • Did my doctor do something wrong with my braces?

    Hi so I went to the dentist 2 days ago and she was just doing the 3 week check up. She changed my wires and told me that in 3 weeks she would take off my braces due to me leaving across the state. I have had my braces for 2 years so I think it is...

  • Top right half of teeth are all too high

    25 male. I had braces years ago. I just noticed that all of my top teeth on the right side (not including front tooth) are all too high, and need to be lowered about 2 -4 mm in order to be even with the left side. Note: my right canine is an...

  • How much do braces cost?

    I have crooked teeth , and lately the bottom front teeth have been hurting. I have no food in there because I floss and brush more that twice a day. Does this mean I need braces?

  • Will I Need To See Two Orthodontist

    Hi, I am thinking about getting braces next summer in my hometown but I'm a college student who goes to college in a different city. Will i need to see two different orthodontist when i go back to school because I know you have to revisit to get...

  • My teeth appear slanted after braces.

    Dr. Thompson- I got my braces off about a month ago and have been wearing my retainer as prescribed- 22hrs a day, 7 days a week. However, I noticed that my teeth are weirdly slanted after the treatment. The top slant up from right to left and the...

  • NAIL BITING AND BRACES

    I HAVE A REAL BAD HABIT OF BITING MY NAILS . MOST EVERY THING I SEE TO TRY AND STOP ARE GET BRACES . MOST SAY YOU CAN'T BITE WTHEM WITH BRACES . SO I WAS WONDERING IF A PERSON COULD GET BRACES JUST FOR THIS REASON? AS I DON'T WANT TO GET TEETH...

  • How much braces is with magnolia health Mississippi children's health insurance program ?

    I was trying to see if I could get braces on my teeth the dentist told me that it's a possibility magnolia health chip Id will cover it because of my age please contact me as soon as my possible thanks.

  • Effects of orthodontist adjusting Essix retainer?

    Hello, my orthodontist recently adjusted my essix retainer for the upper teeth by wearing out some of the material that would have been in between my molars. The reason was because I mentioned I was having some space between the molars that food...

  • Problem wearing temporary retainer over foxed retainer

    I got my braces removed two years back and my dentist installed fixed retainers for both my upper and lower jaws and gave me temporary retainers to wear over them. But last year my retainers on upper jaw felt too tight so I tried to adjust it by...

  • What would I need to have done for changes in teeth after braces?

    I have had braces for 6 in a half years. I had them removed about 2 years ago and just recently started to not wear my clear retainers. I have noticed that a top tooth has protruded out a bit not noticeable unless by a trained orthodontist and...

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