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Braces Loose Wire
I have had braces and now having a retainer but one of them is quite loose. Help, what should I do?
Retainer: It would be best to call your doctor for an appointment in the next few days. ...Read more
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
I have had braces for over 1 month now and my dentist fixed a loose band which became loose 2 days after . Can I wait till my next appointment ?
I've had braces for more than a year, but until today I feel like a molar is really loose. It hurts a lot and I'm afraid it will fall out. Help?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 wear braces but suffered a little trauma to a front tooth due to a basketball game and it is now loose what to do ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
Does a fiberotomy weaken the tooth? Will having a fiberotomy performed lead to a weakened or slightly loose tooth once the braces are off?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers