Dental Braces Questions

Does anyone have advice on what I should do about my braces?

I haven’t gotten anything done to my braces in 8 months because my orthodontist moved and now he somehow is still looking for my records after I asked for them 5 months ago. My braces are falling apart and I just want to know what I should do.

Jaw Movement

My daughter got her braces off in August of 2018, she was told to only wear the retainer at night and now it seems as one of her teeth is sliding backwards again and her top jaw is moving out of place as well. Is that normal with wearing the...

What Are Braces Used For?

I have had a few teeth pulled out over time one of my holes have closed up but now I have a gap that gets food stuck in it. I am just wondering would braces help close gaps after extraction? Also would it help close the other extraction gaps that...

Will I Need Appliances

So I had an orthodontist consult and found out I have a class I malocclusion with poor arch coordination will require braces 18 to 22 months. Will braces alone correct the poor arch coordination or will I need any appliances for that? I can’t seem...

Extraction of Permanent Teeth

My 8-year-old was recently seen by an orthodontist who walked right in and said two top adult teeth and a baby tooth (highlighted on the X-ray) needed to be extracted to allow her canine teeth to move into the right place due to a small upper jaw...

I have a midline shift and my teeth are tilted upwards, after 7 years of orthodontic treatment.

7 years ago, I had a tooth hooked to the bone. I had 2 surgeries to position a chain to the tooth, and every 3 weeks I would visit the orthodontist to have the chain retiene to pull the tooth down. It took 5 years for the tooth to come down. I also...

Had To Wait 1 Week For Retainers?? (Answered)

Hi I recently got my braces off and had to wait a whole week for my retainers to be made however while I was waiting a few of my bottom teeth began to space a little. I went in for my retainers appointment and the bottoms didn’t quite fit as tight...

Extraction or naw correction (Answered)

Hello, I recently had an orthodontist appointment regarding to dental braces, he gave me two options, one to wear a jaw corrector since I have an overbite for six months and then put on dental braces for a year and a half, or second option, extract...

One tooth has a bracket but no wire running through it - was this a mistake by my orthodontist? (Answered)

I got my full dental metal braces today and I noticed that my left canine had a bracket but there was no wire or elastic running through it, rather the wire was behind the tooth. Note that my left canine is badly out of line; it juts out on a...

Could my crossbite qualify for free braces through medi-cal? (Answered)

I am a 15 year old and I have an anterior crossbite. My dentist told me my crossbite could possible qualify for free braces but she wasn’t sure. She recomeded me to an orthodontics. My jaw usually feels sore after chewing something. Could braces be...

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Are braces free for crossbites? (Answered)

I am 15 and I have a anterior crossbite of my two teeth on my top front. My jaw usually feels sore after eating I was wondering if Medi-cal could cover for braces. I was told by my dentist that medical would cover for braces for a crossbite but I...

I stopped wearing my retainer, now what? (Answered)

So I have worn my retainer every day for about 4 years, up until this year, I decided to stop wearing it (bad idea on my part). My wisdom teeth are basically grown in. I noticed that my bottom teeth started shifting (specifically- I have one tooth...

Do I really need braces? (Answered)

I am a young adult with a very noticable overbite and crooked teeth, but no other dental problems (not even wisdom tooth pain or cavities). I have been told since I can remember that I would need braces at some point, but it's been years since I've...

Can orthodontic treatment cause seizures? (Answered)

My 11 year old daughter had a permanent retainer put on the bottom of her mouth and a removable for the top 3 months ago. This was done as a pre amble to braces as her teeth were very crowded and starting to move. There was only the usual side...

braces & impacted teeth (Answered)

My daughter is on the road to braces. She's had four perm teeth removed to give room for others to come in. I believe the teeth they are making room from are the upper canine teeth. They are giving her until March for the teeth to come in or they...