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How long will it take retainer to straighten crooked teeth

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Depends: Depends on how crooked your teeth are to begin with.Only orthodontist can tell you how long it will take after examining you. It will straighten up in... Read More
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry 15 years experience
Crooked teeth: First be sure that your retainer is supposed to straighten your teeth. The very term retainer means to retain which in this case is to prevent movemen... Read More
Dr. S. jay Bowman
Orthodontics 36 years experience
Crooked: Specific types of retainers may be used to align teeth, but the type, design, and duration of treatment is varied. In other words, the time required ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Depends: If the tooth is crooked because there is not enough space, you may need more than a retainer. Visit a dentist for an evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Gary Brigham
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Depends on position: If correction involves a simple tipping motion to correct the position, then a retainer can correct it. If the tooth is significantly rotated and /or ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Gross
Dentistry 40 years experience
depends: If the tooth is slightly out of the arch or slightly rotated and there is enough space, the retainer will work well when properly designed. See your... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Guess at lottery: All the situations you mentioned will take time. And you do not to rush things with orthodontics. Most conditions can be fixed with braces alone, but... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Consultation needed: Your question is too broad and has insufficient information in order to give you an answer that will be helpful. Each case is different and needs to ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Equal: Depends on severity, not the kind, of malrelationship. Every child is different, so go see an orthodontic specialist who can guide you on the best w... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Go for a: Dental consult with a general dentist (or prosthodontist) and an orthodontist. Together, they can formulate a treatment plan to improve your smile.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Orthodontics: Please consult with a local orthodontist who can examine you, determine the extent of your malocclusion, and advise you of the various modalities that... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Orthodontics: Orthodontics is by far the best way to straighten malpositioned teeth. A consultation with an orthodontist on staten island can give you some idea as ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Not good: If 1 tooth appears out of line most often others are also out of line. See an orthodontist to have your occlusion evaluated and your chief complaint ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Severity: If teeth are mildly crooked, restorative dentistry (reshaping, crowns, veneers, bonding, etc.) may be the answer. If teeth are mildly to severely cro... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Born ??: Most people are toothless at birth. They are often born with a genetic predisposition to irregular placement, or crowding based on the size of the jaw... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry 45 years experience
That's drastic: Surgery can be done to correct severe jaw misalignment. Orthodontics is the best way to straighten crooked teeth.

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