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I have a loose braces bracket on my front tooth, what should I do? My next appointment with the orthodontist is a little under two weeks away. Should i her now, or can I wait until then? .

Call the orthodontis: Depending on the tooth and stage of treatment, sometimes it will not cause a problem. However, the tooth can rapidly move and prolong treatment time getting it back into place. ...Read more

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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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My front braces bracket is loose but it's late at night. Will it cost a lot to fix it? I've had a loose bracket before but it wasn't on my front tooth

My front braces bracket is loose but it's late at night. Will it cost a lot to fix it? I've had a loose bracket before but it wasn't on my front tooth

Get it fixed ASAP: If bracket disconnected it means teeth are not moving properly, and you are therefore throwing away your Orthodontic fee. Get it fixed ASAP. Then ask your treating Dentist or (hopefully) Orthodontic Specialist for a list of foods that can damage braces. ...Read more

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What can I do about loose bracket on braces?

What can I do about loose bracket on braces?

Loose bracket: Have your orthodontist re-bond it back into place. In the meantime, orthodontic wax or gum might help hold it in place and limit any irritation. ...Read more

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How long should (Damon) braces be worn after final adjustments? I was given 4 weeks, and told not to worry about a loose bracket after only 2 weeks.

How long should (Damon) braces be worn after final adjustments? I was given 4 weeks, and told not to worry about a loose bracket after only 2 weeks.

Call your doctor: There is some room for correction even you missed your scheduled appointment. When you have loose bracket, best way is call your doctor's office and ask see if you need to go in earlier. ...Read more

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Braces problems, gums grew and and now I have a loose bracket! help?

Braces problems, gums grew and and now I have a loose bracket! help?

See ur Orthodontist: It is time to see your orthodontist asap. that bracket has to be put back on because no soldier (tooth) is to left behind, including the one missing the bracket. Brush that site excellently to help reduce the size of the gum, multiple times a day. You will be helping your orthodontist with better positioning of the bracket when the gum is not around. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have braces my tooth feel loose?

Needing expert help. I have braces my tooth feel loose?

Orthodontist's help: Since you already are wearing braces, you have an orthodontist or dentist who is treating you with braces. During tooth movement, loose teeth are common, as supporting bone is constantly remodeling to accommodate the ever-changing tooth positions. If is however possible that some brackets are in a more traumatic position after tooth movement. Having your dentist check is the best way. ...Read more

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My upper teeths all seem loose. I've had braces for 7yrs and removed them 3 yrs ago. Is this loose feeling normal? I have a retainer.

My upper teeths all seem loose. I've had braces for 7yrs and removed them 3 yrs ago. Is this loose feeling normal? I have a retainer.

No, see orthodontist: If your teeth seem to be loose longer than 3-4 month after the braces come off, you should have your orthodontist evaluate you for bite trauma or gum disease and refer you to a periodontist. See your orthodontist/dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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