Dental Braces Questions

  • Can I get braces if only I have some teeth crooked?

    Can I get braces if I only have a few teeth crooked? How much do they cost?

  • Mara Appliance Teeth not Touching

    My 10 yr old son just had a MARA bite corrector appliance put in, but when he bites, the upper and lower teeth do not touch each other so he cannot chew even soft food. Our ortho said it is ok and should adjust in a few days. Its been 4 days and...

  • What is the clear piece to prevent teeth from pushing brackets off?

    I have this thing that prevents my tooth from pushing kid my bracket on my braces and it came off today. How do I put it back on? Just got my braces on today so I am very nervous on whether or not if I have to go back to get the piece back on.

  • Braces and extractions of premolars

    Hey okay so I'm thinking about getting braces but here's the problem.... Okay so on my upper teeth I only have 2 premolars instead of 4 ... The problem is that the 2 that I have are baby teeth and also on my upper teeth on the front where my...

  • Getting braces twice

    I had gotten braces in 5th grade and had them taken off in 8th. i got clear retainers but my dog chewed them and my parents didnt have enough money to buy another set, so now my teeth has shifted back. i am very unsatisfied with my smile and i hate...

  • Orthodontist didn't put missing brackets

    Hello! I put my braces in another country and moved to Canada. I was looking for an orthodontist to continue my treatment, and there was one I liked most. I never had my wire replaced or tightened, so that was my first appointment. But I had 2...

  • Metal bands causing jaw pain

    So, I have had braces for about 6 months now. Just recently I went and got a tighter wire for my top teeth but nothing was done to my bottom wire because they're on different like wire sizes, anyways, Around my 4 back teeth are these metal bands...

  • I dont think my ortho did a correct procedures on my overbite case

    this is my 2nd time having braces for my overbite problem.. and this time i think my ortho did not make any sense on her procedure on my overbite problem... she removed my left and right pre-molar so that my teeth will be move inward, my ortho says,...

  • Herbst and sore tmjs

    My daughter has been wearing the Herbst and upper braces for 3 months and just started complaining of jaw joint discomfort and mildly achy ears. She has tenderness over both tmjs. She had popping of one jaw joint and some limited opening before the...

  • Extremely Itchy Gums

    Hello. My 15 year old daughter had metal braces put on her upper and lower teeth earlier this week. She has been wearing them for five days at this point and is experiencing extremely itchy gums. We have tried Orajel and mouthwash, but to no avail....

  • Primary teeth extraction at 9.5 years old.

    My 9.5 year old had orthodontic consultation and recommended her lower baby canines and 1st molars be extracted and lingual spacer placed. The 1st baby molars are starting to become loose. Should I proceed with extractions? Will the permanent...

  • Why aren't my orthodontic retainers shifting my teeth back into place?

    Hello, I'm contacting you because I have a bit of a dilemma and I was hoping you'd help me figure out a solution for my problem. So three days ago I came back home from a month long summer program. Unfortunately, I left my retainers at home and my...

  • Getting my braces fixed

    My wires came out a couple months ago and all the progress they did was lost I no long live in washington anymore who do I need to see first a Denist or can I just go staight to an orthodontic?

  • Did my doctor do something wrong with my braces?

    Hi so I went to the dentist 2 days ago and she was just doing the 3 week check up. She changed my wires and told me that in 3 weeks she would take off my braces due to me leaving across the state. I have had my braces for 2 years so I think it is...

  • Top right half of teeth are all too high

    25 male. I had braces years ago. I just noticed that all of my top teeth on the right side (not including front tooth) are all too high, and need to be lowered about 2 -4 mm in order to be even with the left side. Note: my right canine is an...

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