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Is it weird that my spacers don't hurt?

Is it weird that my spacers don't hurt?

Count your blessings: I am glad for you. Spacers are often uncomfortable until your mouth adjusts. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spacer?

Dental definition: A spacer in dentistry can be any orthodontic device to hold space formed by early loss of a baby tooth so that permanent tooth has a place to come in. They are usually removed when the permanent tooth appears. ...Read more

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Can orthodontic spacers hurt?

Can orthodontic spacers hurt?

It depends: Everyone has a different threshold of sensitivity. Where one patient might regard spaces as a mild irritant, another might regard them as painful. For most patients, their placement is regarded as a temporary annoyance, as if there was chicken or a piece of meat caught between the teeth. ...Read more

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How long would i need to have orthodontic spacers for?

How long would i need to have orthodontic spacers for?

Spacers: Spacers, also known as seperators can be effective in one to two weeks time. It depends on how tight the contacts are between the teeth. ...Read more

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Why whould i get tooth extractions and spacers?

Why whould i get tooth extractions and spacers?

Prevent drifting: A tooth may need to be removed due to decay, infection, or gum disease. The remaining teeth will move and tilt into the now vacant space, causing more complex problems with your bite that can contribute to further destruction of your teeth. A space maintainer will keep your remaining teeth in proper alignment. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis from having spacers in your mouth?

Not normally: Spacers are used short term to create space prior to orthodontic band placement. If your tissue is very unhealthy, then there is a very remote possibility of a cellulitis, but not likely. You will get localized discomfort. ...Read more

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