A 31-year-old member asked:
My teeth arent straight and i'm getting my braces off next month. can i ask to have them on longer?
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Dentistry 55 years experience
Ask Orthodontist-: Why your braces are being removed at this time? And can they be straighter? If not, why? Not every case can result in a perfect or ideal occlusion. Sometimes it is a result of poor patient cooperation and sometimes merely due to the limits of nature and what is or is not physiologically possible.
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