Dental Braces Questions

  • Loose Teeth Under Braces?

    I've had braces for 6 months now, and recently, my two upper front teeth have felt loose where my braces are. My mom said it was normal, but i am starting to now feel uncomfortable even eating fearing something might happen to my teeth! They feel...

  • Concerns on moving pontic and space between tooth #11 and #12

    Hi! I have a complicated issue and I really hope you can help me out. About a year ago, I had a removable partial of tooth #11, who had to be extracted. I finally put upper braces about 2 weeks ago. My orthodontist created a pontic attached to...

  • When will my expander come off ?

    not sure how to post a picture on here but I wanted to ask if my expander would be ready to come out already. I'm 19 years old started my braces treatment along with expander on Jan 29, 2016 and it is now June 9, 2016. I was told to turn it once...

  • Are my teeth too messed up for my insurance to cover my braces??

    Hi, I\'m a 14 year old girl with very bad crooked and crowded teeth. The plan was for me to get braces with my insurance covering it all but unfortunately my insurance only covered the pulling out of my teeth. This included getting rid of some...

  • Can I use whitening toothpaste to clean my invisalign retainers?

    Hi, I had braces and now I have the clear invisalign retainers. My grandma accidently got whitening toothpaste at the store for me, but I didn't know if I could use that without damaging my retainers. I usually brush them with regular toothpaste...

  • New arch wire

    I was just at the orthodontist yesterday and they added another thicker wire called a (gum wire) I have that under my top brackets that clips into the bucal tubes. They said it's got ta to widen my arch or something like that. I'm noticing it's...

  • Debounding

    Hi i get my braces off tomorrow (well I\'m suppose to) and the reason why I\'ve been so long in my braces is cause i have still have a gap and its still there!! and I de boud tomorrow ... Idk what is going to happen I\'m scared that when i go...

  • will braces be able to fix this?

    the front of my face is fairly normal. however when I turn my head a little to the side, or look down, I notice that the shape of my head is rather long and protrudes outward. my nose is long and the area between my nose and lips is quite short. I...

  • Custom Mouth Guard

    Hello! I was wondering, I have a custom made mouth guard, it\'s very similar looking to Invisalign only its thicker and only for my top teeth. I had it molded from my dentist. I had braces 12 years ago and no longer have my retainer. Will my mouth...

  • Can you move premolars

    I HAVE BRACES ON. MY LATERAL INCISOR IS BEHIND MY RIGHT FRONT TOOTH AND CANINE. THE BRACES HAVE MOVED MY RIGHT CANINE BACK BUT THERE IS STILL NO ROOM FOR MY INCISOR. THE DENTIST WANTS TO MOVE MY 2 FRONT LEFT LATERAL AND LEFT CANINE TO THE RIGHT BUT...

  • Will adjustments make me chew my cheeks?

    This is the second time I have had braces and since I got my last adjustment I have had a really bad habit of chewing the inside of my cheeks and my lips. And my teeth are starting to feel sore and almost weak from all the chewing I have been doing...

  • I'm 26 years old with a TMJ caused by a crossbite; what's the best treatment?

    I'm 26 years old and I have a mild cross-bite caused by wrong braces to close the gaps between my front teeth due to 2 missing teeth by birth this made my upper jaw smaller than my lower in order to fix this I was told to get braces on both jaws and...

  • How can I fix my irregular bite?

    I have braces. When I bite, the right side of my mouth the teeth touch. On the left however, the teeth do not touch at all. Could this be from my back teeth being spaced out differently? One side has more space than the other and he teeth may be...

  • What type of braces do I need and how long will it take?

    Hello, thank you for seeing to my question and taking time to read and answer it. I am currently 16 years old and when I was 12 I had the traditional metal braces fitted on my upper teeth and I was told they stuck out because did not match my jaw...

  • Do I need bottom braces for my overbite?

    I have had braces in the past when I was in 2nd and 3rd grade. I had to get oral surgery and teeth pulled out. I only had top braces and briefly a chain. I got my braces off two or three years ago and I have had a top retainer since then. Now I have...

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