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Braces Chain Pain
Not equivalent: Traditional braces are still the gold standard, best result in shortest time. Clear aligners are only about half as effective as braces, with higher risk of relapse because of inability to ideally position roots in supporting bone. They are also not effective for complex issues. Lingual braces take longer, are harder to get used to, and "finishing" can be a challenge. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Are braces medically needed for my son's diagnosis: 35% vertical overbite, class 1 malocclussion, moderate misalignment of upper and lower cuspids?
Cuspids: The key to your question is the misaligned cuspids. If out of position they do not function properly to protect posterior teeth and jaw joints during function. A malocclusion is not life threatening. The question is one of quality of life as opposed to quantity of life. In the long run, resolving your son's malocclusion will be money well spent. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Be careful: Knee pain in a patient of your age is usually caused by trauma, and not degenerative unless you have a genetic disposition to arthritis. If pain does not diminish significantly in a few days with self treatment, you need to go see a qualified Doctor for an evaluation. Compression bands that do not seem to reduce pain after a few days will not help. Untreated abnormalities can cause worse problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthodontic spacers placed 4 days ago. Painful to chew, teeth sensitive, and pain wrapping around to front teeth now. Is this norm? What to do 4 pain?
Call orthodontist: Follow the instructions your orthodontist gave you. There is ususally some pain after spacers have been placed. Ibuprophen will help with the pain.. Soft diet until you feel better. If the pain is more than you think it should be call your orthodontist and talk with them. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Disc in TMJ dislocated after dentist inject too near jaw muscle. Face, jaw, teeth, ear pain. Been 8 weeks. Baclofen, Nsaid, jaw exercise. Not better.
Jaw pain : Have you followed up with the dentist yet? If not I suggest you do. ...Read more
W/ bone dysplasia(scoliosis, lordosis, hip).Had correctional surgeries in the 80's.3m spine support and custom insole can help w/ joint and back pain?
Possibly: In my opinion, treatments such as a spine support and custom insole fall into the category of "won't hurt to try." there is no way to predict which patients such treatments will help. I would certainly also recommend active treatments including regular activity and exercises as well as range of motion and strengthening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Popping knees w/some pain & grinding @ the topswhen i walk. Good xrays & minimal pain, but popping constant. Would knee braces help? I do pt. I'm 25.
pain in one side of jaw, can't fully bite down, having trouble chewing and it feels like teeth aren't lined up. TMJ? Tx?
Displaced disc?: The jaw joints have a disc that normally sits o the top of the condyle. It moves with the jaw. When the joint becomes damaged, it can move independently, and may slide partly out of position, If it is unable to move back where it belongs, when you try to close your teeth, it is in the way. So the teeth cannot touch, but you put pressure on the disc. That explains law pain and teeth being apart ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
7 days ago, deep teeth clean lower left quadrant. Pain & tension in left jaw joint progressed to inability to open jaw more than 1". Snap & Popping.
TMjoint issue: This is related to a problem with the TMJoint. Bring this to the attention of the dentist who treated you. Have it also evaluated by a dentist who has extensive training and experience treating patients with TMD\TMJ problems. Hot moist heat, soft diet, NSAIDS if you can take them meanwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jaw clicking popping, occasionally teeth don't align and painful. Pain travels lower angle of jaw into chin. Sharp pain throughout day. TMJ disorder?
Possible masseter muscle in cheek strain after dentist? 3 wk constant meds.headache tooth pain ear pain. Wisd.tooth RCT & 4 fillings. Cause of pain?
Inflammation: You may have an inflamed masseter from being stretched open too long or too wide; you could also have trismus from the anesthetic injection. Other possibilities include the occlusion being off on the new restorations. Moist heat, restricted diet and anti-inflammatories should resolve muscle pain; if the bite is off you need an occlusal adjustment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not Campbells' Soup: Every can of soup is exactly like every other can of soup. Every malocclusion is different. Is problem misaligned teeth, jaws, or both. How's the bone/gum support. What about the horizontal and vertical overbites. And so much more. Make an initial examination appointment with a qualified orthodontic specialist (often complimentary) for an answer that matches your problem, not your friend's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are thereany medications for trigeminal sensory pain in left side face/head after horizontally-impacted wisdom tooth extraction & lingual nerve damage?
Several: We use different medications to help alleviate nerve pain. Amitryptilline is an old-fashioned anti-depressant that we never use for depression any more - it helps. Seizure medications like gabapentin, carbamezapine and valproic acid help. You may need more than one type of medication and sometimes you find out what works only by trial and error. See a neurologist for treatment. ...Read more
Could my misaligned jaw be fixed after a heavy-handed lower wisdom tooth extraction 23 years ago?
Possibly: The removal of impacted wisdom teeth can be very traumatic. Some are in such positions that it requires extended surgical time and more invasive technique. It can be a strain on the jaw, supporting structures, and tmj. However it will not misalign your jaw. If your jaw is misaligned and teeth are maloccluded, an orthodontist should be able to make some corrections. However, jaw surgery may be need. ...Read more
I have a misaligned jaw (receding jaw, overbite) + crowded teeth.. If my dentist ask for extracting 4 teeth, is he categorized as tradtional orthodon?
No: Requesting tooth extractions does not qualify a dentist as an orthodontic specialist. A 10, 000+ hour post-dental school residency in orthodontics is required. An orthodontist will only do orthodontics, not cleanings, fillings, caps, etc. As an adult, with jaws that are no longer growing, you need the services of an orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had athroscopy&wore after a24splint. Teeth meet frontly now&jaw pain. Which is best solution to protect joint:permanent splint or teeth remodel?
Diffuse pain, similar to gas, randomly in all 4 quads of abd. Pain scale of 7-10/10. Pain is accompany by upper impacted wisdom teeth throb and pain.
Teeth in bad shape,cracks,filled, chips,...2diff dentist-give2 diff opinion.#1Said get partial 4front 6.#2Said partial 4 lower right 4.I am55&confused?
Third opinion: The differences in dentists opinions can be attributed to their education, postgraduate specialization, diagnostic equipment and experiences, so seeking a third opinion can help you feel more confident about your individual treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask your dentist: How long does it take me to get to work? You can't answer that question about me and i certainly can't answer your question. Each case is different. Ask the orthodontist who is actually treating you. He\she can answer all your questions about your treatment. I'm sure your orthodontist will be more than happy to. ...Read more
Why is taking a mri scan with braces possible but wearing chains and rings strictly prohibited? What prevents the machine from affecting them?
Magnetic metal: If implants in the body are deep inside and thoughts to have Ferrell magnetic properties, often times the MRIs are not permitted. Chains and things that contain metals which have magnetic properties should be removed if possible so that they don't migrate on the body during the change and magnetic fields that happen during the scam ...Read more
Will a power chain for braces create a gap? My daughter has had braces for 2 yrs. Today she went to her orthodontist and he put a power chain on her lower left central incisor. Its been 6 hrs with it on and it has caused a big gap between her right & le
It can: Power chains are designed to apply gentle force to move teeth, and are a marvelous adjunct to orthodontic therapy. Chains allow directional force to one or more teeth, and can close space, open space, aid in derotation, intrude, extrude, etc. If you're concerned, call your orthodontist for an explanation of what's happening at the moment and what he's trying to achieve. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Are you confused?: Power chain is not the same as braces, but is used with braces to close spaces and consolidate teeth. Braces including the wires used to move teeth can move the teeth forward to alleviate crowding in certain cases. A qualified orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question and clear up any possible confusion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Braces Are: Braces can be divided into fixed, metal and clear and removable "appliances". In fact, orthodontic braces are handles that deliver forces to the teeth that cause the teeth to move. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types, but your orthodontist will use the type. or types that he will think would work best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different reasons: Some adults seek orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons to correct unsightly crowding or an uneven smile line. Others seek treatment for functional reasons associated with an uneven bite, destructive wear patterns, and difficulty chewing. Patients with jaw joint problems or facial pain when chewing may also seek an orthodontist for relief. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
Yes: How and by who is the question. One should go back to the office where the appliances were delivered and ask for their removal. If one has moved to another provider, he or she should be able to remove them correctly. You should have a trained orthodontist remove them so as not to damage the teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same way...: Same way two porcupines make love, very carefully. In all seriousness the answer to your question is plastic. The orthodontist uses a partially filled resin bonding material between the back of the "brace" and the tooth surface. It's actually a second cousin to the material used to hold the heat shield tiles onto the space shuttle. ...Read more
Eligible for braces: If you want straight teeth and beautiful smile, you are eligible. Did you know that orthodontic treatment can also improve the health of your gums, provide better support to your muscles and joints, and improve breathing and airway development? Rest assured, when orthodontic treatment is complete the result will be an amazing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The don't: Braces improve your smile. They allow your teeth to be moved into the best functional and esthetic positions. Not cleaning your braces, or eating harmful foods, can cause damage next to or behind your braces (this is what we call "malpatient"). Keep your teeth immaculately clean, be careful what you eat, follow your orthodontic specialist's instructions, and you will be proud of your new smile. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medication will work: If the pain you experience is related to tooth movement, then tylenol (acetaminophen) should alleviate the discomfort without interfering with tooth movement. If the pain is related to irritation to the inner mucosal lining of the cheek due to the 'newness' of the metal braces, then zilactin applied topically will help until the tissue adapts to the braces. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Because?: Can you get braces "just because"? Because of what? You don't need them but just want them for no particular reason? An ethical orthodontic specialist normally won't simply put braces on your teeth unless there is a reason for correcting something. But just "to have them"? I am doubting it, unless its for an acting part for a movie/tv/play. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Braces ; aligners : You will find professional bias based on specialty in answers to your question. Both are techniques that used in the right fashion will produce great results. As a generalist, i like to minimize the need for extractions and love the fact that decay and gum disease is minimized with removable aligners. ...Read more
Having Braces: As an adult you are thinking carefully about getting braces. Braces are a worthwhile investment in the health of your mouth and ultimately your whole body! the confidence of a beautiful smile is also a benefit. You will experience some soreness and need to be careful about foods you eat .The vast majority of adults who complete orthodontic treatment are very satisfied with the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer