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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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 2 more doctor answers