Dental Braces Questions

  • I'm getting my braces off soon and gaps that took months to close opened back up. Help!

    I just went in to my last check up before I get my braces off, August 9th. They scan and said my roots were all great and all my teeth were straight but I just needed to fix my bite a little bit. I previously had a gap that would not close for...

  • Why has one of my bottom teeth moved after braces?

    I had braces for 2 & 1/2 years and I\'ve had them off since I was 14. I\'m almost 21 and I noticed that one of my front bottom teeth has moved slightly. When I first got my braces off I wore my retainer everyday for several months as instructed....

  • Upper lateral and Lower lateral

    When I went to my recent and almost last orthodontist appointment they said they were going to correct my bite. But as I left my upper left lateral has been pushing back and my lower left lateral is oddly crooked kinda like it doesn't curve into the...

  • Why do o-ring ligatures come off?

    Hello there, I am just questioning why 4/5 weeks after my adjustment appointment my o-ring ligatures fall off of my braces with brushing with an electric toothbrush? I have noticed that after brushing when I use mouthwash I will have some little...

  • orthodontic treatment for smaller mandible

    I have crowded mandibular incisors as I have retrognathia and there is some space in my maxillary incisors,lateral incisors being smaller and central being large which give me a rabbit like look.I need expert advice

  • Dental braces after tongue cancer treatment

    I successfully beat tongue cancer (free-flap surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy) six years ago. I have crooked teeth, wear a night guard and deal with mouth dryness. I get my teeth cleaned every three months to prevent dental issues....

  • Orthodontist is taking my braces off but I still have a large overbite?

    I have had braces for around 2 years now and my teeth are all straight. Only problem is now I have quite a large overbite however my orthodontist keeps telling me to wear elastics from my top row molars to my bottom row canines, I researched online...

  • What do I need to have done to make my tooth shift?

    From my 2 front teeth if you go 4 spaces back, that tooth is very high up in my gum compared to all the other teeth. It also sticks out a little. Is there any way to fix this that is affordable? I do not have much money to spend but would like to...

  • 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...

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