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i have braces and my teeth are yellow

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not a problem: Sure, the color of your teeth are not a detriment to braces. After your braces are off, then you could certainly lighten/whiten your teeth.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
No: Effectiveness of orthodontic treatment has nothing to do with tooth color. First have your dentist assure that your teeth/jaws/gums are healthy. The ... Read More
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
39 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: Tooth color is not a factor in whether you can have braces. If the yellowing is de to a problem with your teeth that be make the situation different. ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Adhesive: The adhesive will need to be removed by a dentist o avoid damage to the enamel. You can discuss whitening your teeth at that time. BTW, how do you pla ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist: for a professional cleaning followed by a professional teeth whitening. You also should see your orthodontist for final record and treatment discontin ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Tooth discoloration: Braces don't discolor teeth. May be from foods, bacteria, comm promised oral hygiene, or a systemic problem. Please have your orthodontist evaluate. ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Teeth whitening: A professional cleaning followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. Straight and white teeth – an excellent concept!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Colors: Braces come in a variety of colors and if yellow worries you aesthetically choose clear ones so that only the wire shows. To answer the question no.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
28 years experience Dentistry
Yes: If the teeth are only discolored braces are not a problem. However if the yellow is from a cavity that needs to be addressed prior to the braces.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
25 years experience Dentistry
Before or After: It depends on what types of stains the yellow stains are made of. If it is a film of bacteria, it will be mostly removed when you get brackets, as al ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal side effect: Some yellowish discoloration can be expected after months of wearing braces, for which regular follow ups are provided to make sure these are adjusted ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Yellow teeth: Talk with your dentist and orthodontist about your cosmetic. Concerns before your start the braces. If lightening your teeth will fill your needs th ... Read More

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