Dental Braces Questions

Headgear

Hello I have reverse pull headgear with a neck brace and braces with rubber bands and I have to wear it all the time it’s very expensive but I have got headgear stuck in lip and I can remove it but if I do the brace will break and can’t go to an...

Why are my gums swelling over my braces?

Hello, I’ve had braces now for 4 months. Over the past 2 weeks I’ve noticed my gums have been swelling. My braces were mainly to close the gap between my two front teeth. I had power chains put on last month. Now that the gap has closed, the gum...

Can teeth shift if you wear braces for too long without an appointment?

Hi! So , my last orthodontist appointment was on February 18. My next appointment was supposed to be on the 25tg to get spacers in order to prepare for my 1-year appointment on the 30th, but since the corona stuff happened, they canceled the...

Will I need expander for poor arch coordination

I had an orthodontic consultation the other week, I was told I have class 1 malocclusion with poor arch coordination, all I know was I was told I’ll need full braces, probably have elastics braces for 18-24 months. I was wondering will I need an...

What should I do if my gums are growing over my brackets?

Hi, I am unable to get in to my orthodontist due to the coronavirus and I was noticing my gums are growing over/up to my brackets making my teeth appear smaller. It’s only happening in the back of my mouth starting after the k9s and on only the top....

Help Appreciated

So we moved from Dallas Tx to about 3 hours east, the middle of nowhere. I had finished paying off my braces, and was waiting for a break in school to get my braces off. Growing impatient, i bought the tools on amazon to take my braces off myself. i...

Bringing down a canine teeth?

I currently have braces because of my impacted canine. My orthodontist has now pulled one of my premolars forward to make up for the impacted canine since it couldn’t be brought down because of there not being enough space for it. My orthodontist...

Braces inquiry

I need help! I broke a wire in my braces. After I ate dinner that night my teeth started to hurt very bad. I wake up the next morning, and my two bottom teeth are spaced out. (They were not before) so what should I do?

Elastic wear

I know you’re not supposed to double up on elastics by wearing 2 rubber bands in the same spot, but can you wear 2 different classes at the same time? Can I wear a box/square in the back to close the bite in the back and also wear a triangle for...

how much money would it cost to get one bracket removed?

Do you think i could get one bracket removed for free? if not how much money would it cost to have only one bracket removed?I would like to get see how much a tooth gem would cost to get removed which is basically a bracket.

Step before getting braces off.

My question about braces was about the tooth growing in. It is my last step until my braces come off, but one seems to be crooked. I don’t know if that is for sure crooked, but it seems like I will have to wait longer for these to grow in right....

Would braces be for medical reason in my case?

Hi! My name is Seth, and I’ve struggled with my bite for awhile now. I’m searching around looking for answers on if braces would fix my bite, and if they would at all help with the asymmetry in my face. I currently have Medicaid as my insurance. I’m...

Are My Teeth Too Flared?

Hello! I took off my braces about 10 months ago. I had an underbite and had my braces for about 23 months. I was pretty unhappy when I took them off though because my teeth look so flared and there was a gap in my bite on *my* right side. Is this...

Little hard white things at the back of my two back brackets??

so there's these little white hard things at the back of my two back brackets that's really annoy me. one of them is sharp and the other is round but the round one has more space between my back bracket and itself. i keep trying to pick them off...

Do I need braces ??

I was wondering if i need braces and I'm 16 and i have a over bite with a gap that i can fit some of my tounge in but i also have a my bottom teeth over lapping in the front and the rest kinda leaning inward and i have like very tiny micro teeth...