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can teeth fall out with braces

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Normal feeling: The braces will cause your teeth to shift slightly, and they will feel loose. This will eventually get better, at which time your orthodontist will p ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Epstein
47 years experience Dentistry
Yes: As teeth move they can feel loose. If the teeth had good bone support before the treatment began this should be no problem and they won't fall out.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Teeth bands? NO!: I would absolutely not recommend you use them! not only do they not result in specific accurate movement of the teeth but they can slip under the gum ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Don't use bands..: Its trying to accomplish orthodontics with no experience and the wrong instruments: the result will be failure. If you destroy the bone around those t ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: There’s no risk of damaging or weakening your teeth and safe and permanent closing of middle gapped teeth. However, the best practice to always consu ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Gently: If the tooth is loose enough for you to gently wiggle it out, you will not damage your orthodontic wire or brackets. If you can't do it, see your dent ... Read More
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Treatment plan: You do not mention your age. I am sure your orthodontist has a panoramic x-ray and is well aware of the situation of your loose tooth. If the permanen ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Concerned? See DDS: Using a tissue or a piece of gauze, grasp the tooth firmly. As you pull, give it a quick twist. See a dentist if you are still concerned.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
What to do: Ask your own Orthodontist to take a look at it and make sure everything if fine, which it probably is.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Braces cost: The cost of Orthodontic treatment depends on the severity of your malocclusion, whether it is dental, skeletal, or a combination of both, training/ski ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Not always: Each case is different and whether or not to take out teeth will be determined by your orthodontist after a careful workup and evaluation which usuall ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
They could...: So hard to tell without actually being able to examine you. Call a local dentist for a consultation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes, but...: Best to have teeth straightened before teeth are crowned. Cannot move a bridge. Cannot move an implant. Hard to bond a brace onto porcelain. Indi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Nope: Take good care of them while you have braces on, and you 'll be thrilled when your braces come off.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience Dentistry
Slight pressure: The shape of the brackets, the size and shape of the wire, and elastics or springs direct slight pressure to specific areas of the bone surrounding th ... Read More

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