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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dell Goodrick
31 years experience in Dentistry
Varies: An active retainer is an appliance that creates movement. Springs are used to apply pressure to teeth for a desired result. They can range anywhere fr ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dell Goodrick
31 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: If the teeth that are actively being moved by the spring are loose, this is because of the movement and bone response. When a tooth has pressure appli ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: You'll need to be re-evaluated by your orthodontist to determine the extent of the relapse. All the best...
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Retainer: To retain, is to keep in place. A retainer is fabricated to keep orthodontically aligned teeth from relapsing. If the teeth shifted ever so slightly d ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: In most instances. See an orthodontist for a consultation.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Nope: Retainer's retain, they don't correct. If you have an underbite, chances are you have both dental and skeletal (jaw) malrelationships, and removable ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dabney
40 years experience in Orthodontics
Enamel wear: I have never seen that happen and I have been in practice almost 30 years(assuming you are not chewing on the metal trying to destroy your teeth).
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience in Dentistry
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.
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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Mention concern: Probably will do neither. Retainers are meant to retain the teeth in place after orthodontics is completed, and nti appliance helps to reduce stress o ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
No: A retainer does just what the word means. It retains. It retains the teeth in the position that they are currently in, and stops them from getting mor ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience in Dentistry
They are the same: Interchangeable words for the same device. A well-fitting, dentist custom made mouthguard is a device that will either allow you to continue to gri ... Read More
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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 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 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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debora Zivari
30 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Anterior teeth may be intruded with modified retainers depending on the design and the purpose of the retainer. Need to evaluate the fit with the dent ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
RETAIN - er: A retainer is designed to retain teeth in their final position after orthodontic care has been completed. You may need an appliance that actively move ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
36 years experience in Dentistry
See your dentist: The sooner you get treatment the better chance you have of saving your teeth.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Not really: Retainers retain, they hold teeth where they are. There are removable orthodontic devices that have some limited tooth movement capabilities, but the ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes and no: Some types of orthodontic retainers will protect against nighttime grinding, some will not. Ask your dentist or orthodontist for the type that will.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Use soft toothbrush: Retainers make gums more susceptible to inflammation cus they hold bacteria & food right against the gumline.Makes flossing impossible increasing risk ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Night guards are used to help alleviate teeth grinding to prevent wear and tear on our teeth not for crooked teeth.Please see your dentist about it.
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