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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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Braces (Definition)

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?

You must: You must return to your treating Dentist or (hopefully) Orthodontic Specialist for immediate care. Swelling either gum infection (oral hygiene problem) or materials allergy. Loose bracket (food issue?) must be immediately repaired to regain full control. Can"t fix this via computer. Call your Dentist or Orthodontist for help. ...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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