Dental Braces Questions

  • How much longer will I have my braces on for?

    In the beginning of my treatment, my orthodontist estimated that it would take approximately 24 months. it has only been 18 months but the spaces between my teeth are closed completely, there are no gaps between the upper and lower teeth, there is...

  • Braces or Invisalign for Class 3 Underibte?

    Would invisalign help a class 3 under bite or would you recommend metal braces?

  • My dentist doesn't seem to be straightening out my midline correctly.

    I have been having my braces on for about 3 years now. I had top and bottom and after 2 years my dentist took my bottom ones off, he was also going to take the top off but I was not happy with where my midline was at all. He kept them on and said he...

  • As an adult can I get nhs help for braces with a 9mm overjet?

    Hello I have an overjet of 9mm Im 26 years old and it gives me jaw ache and I'm thinking it's contributing to my poor posture and neck and backache and I've twice chipped my front tooth as it sticks out. I also have no visible jaw line it pretty...

  • Can my gums grow underneath my braces?

    I take very good care of my teeth and just recently went to the ortho and they didn't mention this at all. But I noticed that I think my gums are growing underneath my braces in the back of my mouth between a tooth and my molar band. How do I fix...

  • The wire in my braces is turned.

    I got my wires adjusted a couple weeks ago. A few nights ago I felt something make a "pop" sound in my mouth. I was afraid i had broken my wire, so I started checking to make sure everything was okay. When I tried to close my mouth, my teeth...

  • What do I do if the wire came out of one of my brackets?

    Hello my wire came out of one of my brackets.. my Next appointment isn't until November 30,2016. What do I do ?

  • Does my daughter's 6 mm over jet need orthodentic treatment

    Hello there.My daughter has a 6 mm over jet, and I would like to know (a) if you could tell me the long term effects of this if it is not corrected and (b) if it is essential for it to be corrected, then what treatment plan you would recommend?...

  • My bite plate smells!

    I've had a bite plate for about a month now and I wear it all the time. After wearing it for a long time and taking it out to eat, it starts to stink. I've tried to soak it in mouth wash, brushing it with toothpaste, and soaking it in bleach but it...

  • Are much rubberband supposed to keep my mouth shut?

    Yesterday I got my braces tighten and a new set of rubberbands. Last night I was unable you sleep with the rubberband on because instead of having a gap between my upper and lower jaw when relaxed, my band are now pushing forcing my jaw close, and...

  • Is an Overbite Covered by Insurance?

    I'm 15 and my dentist just told me I need braces. Dec 6th I'm going for my oral examination. I have tenncare and I heard its harder to get braces because of some point system. I just would like to know if my overbite is severe enough for coverage?...

  • Ligature Braces Bands

    Hi, I recently purchased some colourful ligature braces bands. I fully understand how to apply them to my braces, however my question is, can I put them on now? Or do I have to wait till my orthodontist tells me to? My orthodontist has not yet...

  • Is there a way I can get my gap in my front teeth closed with retainer?

    Okay so I'm 26 years old and while serving on active duty in the army I got an infection in my gums which they said was starting to rot and didn't know how I went about 2 weeks with the pain before coming in so they removed a good amount of gum...

  • Could early braces removal be for docs convenience?

    My son got braces about a year ago. About 4 months ago, his ortho announced she was retiring and would be finishing up the handful of patients she was seeing first, working out of another dentists office once a week. Last appointment she said that...

  • I just got my braces off two days ago and I have been religiously wearing my retainers and my top

    I just got my braces off two days ago and I have been religiously wearing my retainer, and my top middle left tooth has went up. Now, my two front top teeth are completely uneven.. Is there any way my retainer can pull this tooth back down, or will...

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