A 47-year-old member asked:
wanted to know if i can chew gum while i wear braces?
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Orthodontics 53 years experience
Not smart: Constant chewing work-hardens wires so that they bend or break. It loosens braces or worse, partially loosens them so bacteria can get behind the braces and make cavities. Chewing gum lengthens your time in treatment, makes for more discomfort during treatment, requires longer and more frequent visits for repairs, and compromises the final treatment result.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What determines how long you need to wear braces for?
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Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Orthodontist: Your orthodontist, will decide how long of a treatment you will need based on a series of analysis and studies of your x-rays and model work as well as evaluation clinical of your mouth.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Can a leukemic patient wear braces?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Remove: We typically recommend removing braces during therapy for leukemia (at least all and aml). Given that chemotherapy reduces the body's effectiveness in fighting infections, having braces puts someone at a greater risk of developing a gum infection or theoretically seeding bacteria into the blood stream.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
How long does a person have to wear braces?
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Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Depends: Depends on how the involved the case is. I have patients that have finished in 6 months and some that have gone as long as 5 years.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
How will i know how long I have to wear my braces for?
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Dentistry 23 years experience
Consult with doctor: Usually two years for adolescence and 3 years for adult. The time tx duration is for 1) leveling of the occlusion, 2)arch form development 2) specific teeth movement such as rotation/uprighting/angulation, 3) detailing and maintaining. Stability in occlusion is the must in final outcome. The devil is in the detail. Do not rush and compromise the outcome of your therapy.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
How much time time will I have to wear braces?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Different: Orthodontic treatment is a service, not a commodity. No two malocclusions are alike. Treatment time depends on complexity of the diagnosis, skill of the operator (choose a qualified Orthodontic Specialist), and to a great extent the level of your compliance with instructions. See an Orthodontist for personalized advice.
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Last updated Dec 20, 2013
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