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do orthodontists file teeth after braces

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sousa
31 years experience in Dentistry
Not a color issue: It is not likely that an orthodontist would have all that much concern about the color of your teeth as much as the issues of their basic health statu ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Generally, no: You are typically referred back to your general dentist for any cleanings and restorative or esthetic follow-up.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience in Dentistry
Force: Teeth move by responding to a light, constant force. This is because the bone remodels by losing itself to make space for the tooth to move into, and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
37 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: For minor movements and corrections the retainers can be adjusted, depending on the type of retainer used, wire and plate kind or the clear type. If t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: If your remaining teeth and gums are healthy, you can correct crooked teeth without having molars. See an orthodontist for an examination and explana ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Usually no: Teeth do not usually drift distally, the tend to drift mesially, away from your wisdom teeth.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Some do: Jaw growth and teeth allignment is what they know. My understanding is that selective removal of some teeth can reduce alignment issues if done early ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Not usually: Not part of their normal treatment. Also, best time is after treatment, as part of the tooth is covered with the bracket during treatment. You do need ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience in Dentistry
With caution: You can brush normally after extractions except for the surgical sites. Brushing may traumatize the tissue, cause bleeding and delay healing. Be gentl ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Not usually: They will usually assume a position based on the opposing teeth in the opposite arch. If they were trying to go there and the wisdom teeth prevented i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: The most common cause of crowding is due to premature lost of posterior baby teeth. See an orthodontist for treatment.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Get help ASAP: Don't wait, the longer you delay the less that can be done. See an orthodontic specialist, preferably the orthodontist that treated you, for review a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience in Endodontics
Not related: It's a myth that wisdom teeth cause tooth crowding anteriorly. And after extraction, certainly not. Rather, with time, teeth push forward in the jaws ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
No: Removing wisdom teeth alone will not allow your teeth to straighten out on their own. However, if you have them removed then have orthodontic treatmen ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ayoub
17 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Not really: Damon braces is a system that is used by some orthodontis it is definitely good but there are many factors that affect teeth movement the system is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience in Dentistry
Crowding/infections: wisdom teeth are to be removed only if they are causing crowding and there is need for braces and alignment, or they are impacted , causing infections ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
44 years experience in Dentistry
Consult with your DD: Many wisdom teeth do not have room in the mouth to remain healthy. If your wisdom teeth have erupted during invisalign and there is inadequate space ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
39 years experience in Dentistry
This is normal: After the braces are removed the teeth will be slightly mobile for a period of time. Even the most passive archwire exerts some forces on the teeth. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
That's best: The best way to treat crowded teeth is to put them where they belong. Please consult with a qualified orthodontic specialist to see if "straightening ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience in Dentistry
Gaps? Teeth clamps?: I think you need to be more specifice here. I know what gaps between teeth are but i can't begin to figure teeth clamps. We use some devices to help ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Great Question: Invisalign does not move teeth through bone it only tips teeth and can sometimes rotate teeth. Braces move teeth through bone and are a better choice.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience in Dentistry
Depends: Each state determines what medicaid will cover for the citizens in that state. In my state, medicaid covers cleanings, extractions and two fillings a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Start with your dent: It is better to start with your own dentist.Most of the dentist has now included cosmetic dentistry as part of theor practice.They will refer you to m ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Porcelain w/ braces: Generally, when a person needs braces, all of the preliminary work is done first. In your case, the wisdom teeth come out, and the root canals have t ... Read More
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