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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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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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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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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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What do braces tighten loose teeth?

What do braces tighten loose teeth?

Braces are designed: To correct the orientation of teeth. Loose teeth are the result of malocclusion or periodontal disease typically. If the teeth are loose prior to orthodontics due to bone loss, they will be loose following treatment, and can be splinted to decrease the mobility. In some cases if the malocclusion is corrected and there is no advanced periodontal disease, the mobility will eventually disappear. ...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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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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Can I make my retainer fit again? I had braces for 2 years and I haven't worn them in a couple monte now they barely fit and are loose in the back

Can I make my retainer fit again? I had braces for 2 years and I haven't worn them in a couple monte now they barely fit and are loose in the back

Maybe...: This, unfortunately happens alot. Sometimes, if your teeth actually settled in a more stable position your doctor can adjust your retainers to fit this better alignment. More likely your teeth moved in a bad way and you will need a new retainer to get you back into a good alignment. ...Read more

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I have braces for two weeks now. And one tooth is really loose. Almost seems like it would fall out with the wires were not attached. Is this normal?

I have braces for two weeks now. And one tooth is really loose. Almost seems like it would fall out with the wires were not attached. Is this normal?

Orthodontics: During treatment, teeth loosen up a bit as they move through the bone, so the feeling is normal. Since you are concerned, it would be best to have your orthodontist take a look. ...Read more

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I wear braces but suffered a little trauma to a front tooth due to a basketball game and it is now loose what to do ?

I wear braces but suffered a little trauma to a front tooth due to a basketball game and it is now loose what to do ?

See your dentist: It was probably fortunate you had braces to somewhat protect the tooth however if you feel the tooth is loose you should have it checked by your regular dentist or orthodontist asap. An x-ray should be taken to evaluate any possible damage. ...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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Please help docs! are my braces causing me to have a loose tooth?

Please help docs! are my braces causing me to have a loose tooth?

Perhaps: Teeth become somewhat loose during orthodontic treatment. That's how they are able to be moved. However, we cannot determine over the internet without personally examining you whether or not that is the case in your particular situation or you have another dental problem. Bring it to the attention of your dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Is normal to get a loose tooth just after getting braces?

Is normal to get a loose tooth just after getting braces?

Yes: All the teeth may get a little loose although you may just notice one that is looser. The bone cells on the side of the tooth are resorbed allowing the tooth to move. New bone then grows on the other side. This takes time and is the reason retainers are used after the teeth are straight. ...Read more

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Day 4 in braces. Is it normal for some teeth to feel loose? Possible to fall out?

Day 4 in braces. Is it normal for some teeth to feel loose? Possible to fall out?

Normal feeling: The braces will cause your teeth to shift slightly, and they will feel loose. This will eventually get better, at which time your orthodontist will probably tighten your braces again! :). But your teeth will not fall out! ...Read more

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I wear braces & while playing basketball i bumped into another player & my front tooth was hit. Bracket is ok but the tooth feels loose. Advice?

I wear braces & while playing basketball i bumped into another player & my front tooth was hit. Bracket is ok but the tooth feels loose. Advice?

Wait several days: During orthodontic movement the teeth are under stress and the periodontal ligament connection to the bone is at its least stable. Trauma will magnify this instability leading to a "loose" tooth. If the damage is reversible your tooth should "firm" up in a couple of days and there should be little or no lingering pain. If you have increasing pain and swelling then go see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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I got braces on September & I just noticed a while ago that I have loose teeth. I'm concerned because those teeth aren't connected to the wire yet.

It is normal: If your teeth begin feeling a little loose, don't worry, this is very common and normal even if they aren't connected to the wire. Once your teeth have been repositioned, and orthodontic treatment is completed they will no longer be loose. If concerned, ask your orthodontist for more information. ...Read more

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Don't know if this is the right place to write but got my braces tightened and now my teeth feel really loose is this normal? Had them on for a year

Don't know if this is the right place to write but got my braces tightened and now my teeth feel really loose is this normal? Had them on for a year

Sounds Normal: After your appliances were tightened, pressure was placed on the teeth. This pressure causes some of the bone around each tooth to soften, thus allowing the teeth to move into the new, desired position. As the bone remodels and tightens up, your teeth will not feel as loose. That's how orthodontic movement is accomplished. All the best... ...Read more

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How can I tell my adult teeth from my "kid teeth" cuz i really want braces and she said I have to loose some more teeth but I can't tell the diffrents?

How can I tell my adult teeth from my "kid teeth" cuz i really want braces and she said I have to loose some more teeth but I can't tell the diffrents?

Be patient: When the time is right, you'll have your orthodontic care. Regardless of how many adult teeth you have in place, it's the orthodontist that makes the final decision as to when to start treatment. ...Read more

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Does a fiberotomy weaken the tooth? Will having a fiberotomy performed lead to a weakened or slightly loose tooth once the braces are off? .

Does a fiberotomy weaken the tooth? Will having a fiberotomy performed lead to a weakened or slightly loose tooth once the braces are off?


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A : A fiberotomy is a procedure typically used to facilitate better retention for your orthodontically treated teeth. Lower anterior teeth which present considerable rotation at the beginning of treatment may have a tendency to relapse or return to that rotation. Ligament fibers attached from the surrounding bone structure to the tooth are responsible for this potential relapse incident. A fiberotomy procedure is designed to release these fiber attachments and allow them to reattach in a relaxed position with the tooth in this corrected position. This procedure should not result in any deleterious impact on the tooth itself. The procedure may initially cause some soreness around your teeth however it will not cause loose teeth and should be relatively asymptomatic. ...Read more

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My two front teeth are cooked and the one seems loose and its been like this for years. Is there a chance that i will lose it or can braces fix it?

My two front teeth are cooked and the one seems loose and its been like this for years. Is there a chance that i will lose it or can braces fix it?

Yes and yes: Loose teeth can be lost unless stabilized. Orthodontics will straighten and help secure crooked teeth. First see your dentist to make sure teeth and supporting tissues are healthy. If indicated, your dentist will refer you to an orthodontist for evaluation. The general dentist and the orthodontist, working hand in hand, will provide you with the best rx. ...Read more

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My knee feels like it moves outwards when I walk. It feels loose. I've had knee issues before but this is new. Are braces helpful? What could this be?

My knee feels like it moves outwards when I walk. It feels loose. I've had knee issues before but this is new. Are braces helpful? What could this be?

First thing is 2 get: a firm diagnosis. Get in 2 C a sports medicine, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon & find out what is wrong . often requires hands on xam & special imaging like a MRI.once U have a diagnosis Ur ortho can tell U what the plan of care is. ...Read more

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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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A permanent tooth is loose, after a tooth extraction next to it for braces. Will it adhere?

A permanent tooth is loose, after a tooth extraction next to it for braces. Will it adhere?

Can happen: Sometimes after extraction because of the trauma to adjacent bone and gums and if teeth are already undergoing ortho treatment can feel loose..Should feel better in a week..If doesn't than shod consult your dentist.. ...Read more

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