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Could it take 6 months to get braces?

Could it take 6 months to get braces?

Six Month Smiles: The best way to find the answer to that question is to contact a Six Month Smiles Provider near you and schedule a consultation. However, to see a real orthodontist specialist for second opinion is a must. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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HI, about 6 months ago, I had braces. And a couple of months after the braces, my orthodontist referred me to a hygienist and then a periodontist who ?

HI, about 6 months ago, I had braces. And a couple of months after the braces, my orthodontist referred me to a hygienist and then a periodontist who ?

Prudent: Your Orthodontist is being prudent. He/she has noted something of concern as it refers to the supporting tissues (gums/bone) of your teeth. We see gum disease often in young adults, and treatment results can be quite remarkable. Follow your Orthodontist's advice. ...Read more

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What should I do if my braces break once a month?

What should I do if my braces break once a month?

Take note: If your braces are "breaking" once a month, just consider what you are eating or doing that is causing this to happen. It can only benefit you to be very careful to eat only the right foods and to really care for your teeth. Having a loose bracket once a month can really slow your treatment down, which i know you don't want to happen! :) good luck! ...Read more

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Braces really hurt a month after getting them, please help?

Braces really hurt a month after getting them, please help?

Shouldn't: That said, everyone's different. If your seeing a qualified orthodontic specialist they should have given you instructions on hygiene, sit, and pain control. Make sure you are following instructions to the letter, and call your orthodontist for advice. ...Read more

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Braces still hurt after getting them a month ago- need advice?

See expert: By this time your mouth should have become acclimated to your treatment. Please see your dentist or orthodontist for an evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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I've had my braces on almost a month can I have them taken off, I want them removed.

I've had my braces on almost a month can I have them taken off, I want them removed.

Talk to orthodontist: Share your concerns with the orthodontist who installed your braces. They would be the one to remove them if you choose to waist all the cost of having them placed on. I had braces and l can tell you it was well worth the aggravation at first for the nice straight teeth! ...Read more

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I am getting my braces off in next month and I am really scared about it.. Any advice?

I am getting my braces off in next month and I am really scared about it.. Any advice?

Relax and enjoy: If you have followed instructions, kept teeth and gums exquisitely clean, totally avoided damaging foods, wore elastics as directed, etc, you will be thrilled with the results. ...Read more

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My braces brake every month for the last 3 months. Is it me or am i doing something wrong?

2 reasons: It may be your occlusion, your bite may be knocking braces loose. It may also be your diet, hard/sticky/chewy foods (gum, bagels, ice, hard candy, raw carrots, etc) can break braces. If you are seeing a qualified orthodontic specialist return for evaluation of your bite and for food instructions. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had my braces on for 1 year and 2 months. I just got my final wire on the top, when will i get them off?

Ask your Orthodontis: You need to ask your treating orthodontist on approximately when the braces will be ready to come off. ...Read more

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