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Braces Bite Plate
How long can plastic retainers last? I have had my braces off for several years now. Also, can they also any respiratory issues?
Can braces make your teeth whiter after procedure? Does the clear plastic braces work as well as the metal? How do braces feel after its on your teeth?
Mixed: Braces do not change tooth color, not cleaning next to braces can damage tooth enamel. Best rx done w metal braces. Clear "porcelain" braces almost as effective. Clear aligners (trays) only about 1/2 as effective as braces, cost more, and the compromised result is less stable. See an orthodontic specialist to discuss what would best treat your malocclusion. Everyone's different. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had a palatal expander for10 years. Parents intended braces but ran out of $. What is the $ range for RPE removal in MA+is it covered by ins? ty!
That's dangerous!: You need to get that off ASAP. You could have all kinds of problems hiding under there. About the cost, I would think any self respecting orthodontist would remove it at little or no charge once you sign a release that he/she is not responsible for any mishap in removing it. Be prepared, however, to go straight to your dentist to examine your teeth and gums once it is out. ...Read more
I only have an Essix retainer.. So can I get a Hawley retainer and then have my dentist/ortho adjust the wire so my tooth goes back into its place? Or can my Essix retainer be tightened? I wouldnt think so because of its plastic nature. I had braces and I
Retainers: Essex retainers are not adjustable as to tooth movement. Hawley retainers are minimally adjustable. If it looks like 1 tooth has moved, many have moved. Correction may require retreatment and then a new retention sequence. Please see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are a few: Depending on the needs of the individual patient, there are several materials that can be used. Polypropylene (plastic) is commonly used. Graphite is another popular material. Others are made from various metals including titanium. ...Read more
Overbite: You will need to see your dentist to find out. ...Read more
Gettin my braces off n about a week & im so nervous b/c I've been wearin bands 24/7 & my bite still isnt the way its supposed to b what's gonna happen??
Congratulations!: Wow...getting your braces off. During orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist did everything possible to give you a beautiful smile, functional bite and long-term results. Now it is your responsibility to wear your retainers as indicated by your orthodontist to ensure that your teeth remain straight and to keep your beautiful new smile for a lifetime! ...Read more
Confusing: What exactly are you asking? An Orthodontist is a Dentist who has completed a 2+ year full time residency in Orthodontics and who limits his/her practice to just Orthodontic treatment. A bite plane may be fixed or removable and is used to move teeth apart to facilitate specific Orthodontic movements. Braces are the gold-standard Orthodontic Treatment Appliance, handles on the teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer