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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Discomfort>delight: Orthodontic treatment for the most part is comprised of very little discomfort and great pleasure in watching your teeth slowly but surely move toward ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Period of adjustment: It will take a few days for you to get used to tooth movement and the strange feel of the new orthodontic alliances. Keep your mouth scrupulously cle ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Carter
44 years experience Orthodontics
Some discomfort.: Teeth will be sore for a few days. It will probably hurt to chew and/or touch your teeth together. Keeping everything very clean will help the soren ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
45 years experience Dentistry
It should not: Pain with braces usually will abate after the teeth start moving. A continued pain should be brought to the attention of your doctor and forces may n ... Read More
Dr. S. jay Bowman
36 years experience Orthodontics
Periodic: Discomfort with orthodontic braces is common, but also transitory. This means that some teeth may be sore for a few days and then it will resolve aft ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Different: Orthodontic treatment is a service, not a commodity. No two malocclusions are alike. Treatment time depends on complexity of the diagnosis, skill of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Movahhedian
14 years experience Orthodontics
No age limit: There is no age limit for orthodontic movement. However presence of gum disease might become a limiting factors.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Minutes: It takes just a few minutes to disconnect the braces from the teeth. It takes longer to remove the residual bonding material from the teeth and then ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Treatment objectives: Without an examination and work-up, it is not possible to give you a time frame. There is no set number. Your situation is unique and this question is ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Time: Time in braces is determined by treatment result, not by the calendar. Braces should be on only long enough to provide the best treatment result poss ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Can't see them: Only your orthodontist can answer that question for you. Want teeth to move as quickly as possible? Keep teeth/gums immaculately clean &healthy. Do ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Varies: Weeks to months. Depends on size of space, angle of roots of teeth, size of teeth, and whether there is a heavy tag of tissue between teeth. Ask ano ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
44 years experience Orthodontics
Depends,: Final adjustments could be completed in one visit or may take several months.

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