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do orthodontists file teeth after braces

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sousa
32 years experience 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
Dr. Howard Spector
40 years experience Orthodontics
White Spot Lesions: Yes--there are certain "discolorations" that might cause an orthodontist to hesitate treating you. In some instances, the enamel of the teeth can be ... Read More
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
Only due to defects : If the color of your teeth is from enamel or teeth defects, then the orthodontist might not be able to place braces on your teeth if they have defecti ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Generally, no: You are typically referred back to your general dentist for any cleanings and restorative or esthetic follow-up.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Edges: If you mean the biting edges of front teeth that may, over years of malocclusion, have worn unevenly, the orthodontist will probably do enamelplasty t ... Read More
Dr. Stuart Hoffman
30 years experience Orthodontics
Maybe: This is something you need to discuss with your orthodontist. I normally do such proceedures if the resurfacing is minimal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
25 years experience 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
Dr. Stuart Hoffman
30 years experience Orthodontics
Sure: Crowding of the teeth is a very common malocclusion treated by orthodontists. Your questions has to deal with the "amount of dental crowding". Without ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Finite: It's a finite decision. If teeth are malposed but there is adequate bone support they can be realigned. If there isn't enough bone support, expansio ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
38 years experience 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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
Yes indeed: Everybody's teeth are indeed different and many other factors chiefly heredity, growth, degree of patient cooperation and keeping appointments all aff ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Communication: You'll have to discuss this w your orthodontist. Usually teeth are optimally aligned by orthodontist before general dentist does final restorations. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Talk to her: Sometimes bonding is a better solution and sometimes moving teeth is the best choice. It depends on many things including your input. Be sure to let h ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience 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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: The earlier your doctor can get ahold of your canines, the more control (s)he will have over their position. We often uncover canines so that we can ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Odontoplasty: Orthodontists will reshape teeth that have worn unevenly, or that are anomalously shaped, for esthetics or function. If restorations are required, ho ... Read More

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