Dental Braces Questions

Permanent Retainer

Is my permanent retainer (behind my top 4 front teeth )broken?(Very clear photo!) (Answered)

I am a 15 year old male. I weigh 92 pounds and im 175 cm tall. One day ago I was flossing between my two large top middle teeth and I felt like my permanent retainer(behind my top four middle teeth)got fractured. I have a clear picture which a...

Is my top permanent retainer broken/misplaced? (Answered)

I have a permanent retainer on my top 4 teeth. I was flossing between my top 2 large teeth and I feel like my retainer is misplaced. I rarely floss my teeth and after the incident,whenever I move my tongue on the retainer , it feels weird. The photo...

Missing First Molar

Can my overbite be corrected with a missing first molar? (Answered)

So I have been under orthodontic treatment for a year now for a mild over bite and crowding issues. I recently had to have tooth number 19 pulled due to a bad infection which originally had a molar band on it. I also just had a bone graft with the...

Interach Elastics (Answered)

Hi, My son had some interarch elastics put on today. The right side elastic is attached from the bottom front canine to the back top molar. The left side elastic is attached to the top canine tooth then the bottom back molar. When I did research...

How long after getting cavity fillings should i wait to get braces put on? (Answered)

I recently went to my dentist for my teeth cleaning and i was told that i needed to get 4 cavities filled in before getting in with the orthodontist. I’m trying to have a speedy process. I wanted to know how long should i wait after getting my...

Hawley Retainer

A year without retainers...not sure what to do? (Answered)

Hi there, First off, thanks in advance for taking the time to answer questions. I had Hawley retainers for about 6-7 years after getting my braces removed and wore them pretty consistently. About a little over a year ago, after washing my...

Need Braces?

Do you think my son needs braces (Answered)

He has a high canine on the left in the picture. Also he has an overbite and his bottom teeth are a little croocked. With the high canine i saw that a tooth curled behind it.i was also wondering how long it would take if he did need braces.

Canine Teeth Are High in Gums (Answered)

Hello, my canine teeth are coming in very high up in my gums, they haven't come in yet but I can feel them in my gums, also I was wondering if you think I will need rubber bands when I get bracesI have a deep bite and a very small space for my...

What can I do if im unhappy with my teeth after braces? (Answered)

Hi I just got my braces taken off and I have had braces for almost 2 years. My teeth are still cricked after braces and I’m unhappy with them. They left my top tooth pointy and my top and bottom teeth dont touch. My bottom teeth are sideways and...

Can springs fix an 11mm overbite? (Answered)

My orthodontist said after I get braces and bands that I can optionally get a 10-12 hour jaw reconstructive surgery to fix my 11mm overbite. Why can't I just get springs to fix my overbite? She said that my bands won't fully fix the overbite, but I...

Can my issues be fixed by switching orthodontists? 20 months in braces, not satisfied!

Good Morning, I have had braces for 20 months, but my orthodontist told me I would only need them 3 months! I basically was a relapse case. I had Invisalign in 2007-2008 to close a gap in my front teeth, and a permanent retainer was affixed to...

Can I use an old retainer from middle school / how does Marily bridge affect making a new one (Answered)

I have a “zero bite” which means my front teeth just almost cover/occlude my bottom front teeth. Braces and retainer lessened this to where my front teeth hit at about the halfway mark of my bottom teeth which is how they’re supposed to.  But...

Is There A Payment Plan to Afford Braces? (Answered)

I can't afford braces, and I hate my teeth and my smile with a burning passion. I work 2 part time jobs and I still can't afford them. Is there a possible monthly payment plan option for me to take? Thank you.

From your view do you think I qualify? (Answered)

I went to the orthodontist to see if i qualify for braces with my insurance(Tenncare) and they took pictures of my teeth and sent it to my insurance company. Do you think my teeth are bad enough to qualify for braces? (I'm 14)

What do you do if you have been wearing braces for over seven years? (Answered)

I have been wearing braces for over 7 years. I have reached out to the orthodontist about this situation and allthe staff can tell me is come back to NYC and get the work done. There is a problem with that, I was relocated thru the department of...