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6 Month Braces
20 yr female had braces 6 months ago, maybe chin previously protruded after braces it has become bumpy , deep labiomental groove, plz help?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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