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Could orthodontic cement be able to stick on brace brackets onto retainers?

Could orthodontic cement be able to stick on brace brackets onto retainers?

It is possible: However, treatment decision should be made after discussion between you and your Orthodontist/Dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Brace wire digging into my gums! help?

Brace wire digging into my gums! help?

See your othrodontis: Asap, but in the meantime, use some dental wax to push the wire against your brackets and hold it there until you can be seen. This should alleviate your discomfort in the meantime. ...Read more

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Have wire retainer on top&bottom with plastic1given as"backup"years ago.Now have slight shift in top front teeth.Will plastic retainer move teeth back?

Have wire retainer on top&bottom with plastic1given as"backup"years ago.Now have slight shift in top front teeth.Will plastic retainer move teeth back?

Retainer: If the relapse is merely mild, there's a chance that your retainer will still be effective. See your dentist because it is hard to give any recommendation without seeing the case. ...Read more

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Misaligned jaw/crossbite?I had braces before and don't wear my retainer.Do i need braces again to fix?Also my teeth hit when talking and arent lined up

Misaligned jaw/crossbite?I had braces before and don't wear my retainer.Do i need braces again to fix?Also my teeth hit when talking and arent lined up

Relapse: If you've had orthodontic treatment and did not wear your retainers as directed, you teeth may have started to shift back to their former position, causing the symptoms that you describe. You will further ortho treatment to correct the relapse. Talk to a local orthodontist regarding your options. ...Read more

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Bonded retainer glue& wire on front tooth moved up, so tooth is slightly pushed out now. Will bringing glue &wire back down stop from moving any more?

Bonded retainer glue& wire on front tooth moved up, so tooth is slightly pushed out now. Will bringing glue &wire back down stop from moving any more?

Orthodontist: Please see a local orthodontist regarding your options to align that one tooth and then retain it in the new position. Conversely, you have have the wire rebonded and keep the tooth where it is. ...Read more

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Can retainer align my underbite teeth?

Can retainer align my underbite teeth?

No.: Retainers retain, they do not move teeth. To correct an underbite you will need braces or invisalign, and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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Do metal retainers wear away enamel?

Do metal retainers wear away enamel?

Enamel wear: I have never seen that happen and I have been in practice almost 30 years(assuming you are not chewing on the metal trying to destroy your teeth). ...Read more

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Do damon braces really move teeth faster?

Do damon braces really move teeth faster?

Not really: Damon braces is a system that is used by some orthodontis it is definitely good but there are many factors that affect teeth movement the system is a small part. ...Read more

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Had my braces removed, but there's a tiny space where my premolar tooth was removed, would retainers close them?

Had my braces removed, but there's a tiny space where my premolar tooth was removed, would retainers close them?

Possibly: If designed to do so. Space may best be closed restoratively. Speak to both your Orthodontic Specialist and your General Dentist. ...Read more

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Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?

Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?

NTI not a retainer: An nti appliance is normally used in patients with symptoms of tmd, and by virtue of it preventing back tooth contact, can shut down facial muscle activity that is causing pain in many instances. It is not a long term appliance as it can lead to uncontrolled back tooth eruption that can create other problems. Ask your dental professional for clarification of its purpose in your case. ...Read more

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I'm getting my braces removed, teeth shifting.?

I'm getting my braces removed, teeth shifting.?

Retainers: It''s not like putting a steel post into concrete. The bone that supports teeth will change based on stress. Look for reasons to wear retainers, not excuses to not wear them. Follow your Orthodontic Specialist's instructions to the letter. ...Read more

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What to do about dental floss wrapped around brace wire?

What to do about dental floss wrapped around brace wire?

Use tweezers on flos: Using a mirror and a fine set of tweezers, start at the loose end and begin picking at the end pushing it towards the tangle. Loops of the caught part should open up then pull on them. Can use a sharp xacto knife to cut the easily visible parts. May be easier to go to the orthodontist and have them remove it. ...Read more

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Will elastics move dental roots? I have a convex profile and the wires haven't successfully pushed the roots backwards. They've just moved the crowns.

Will elastics move dental roots? I have a convex profile and the wires haven't successfully pushed the roots backwards. They've just moved the crowns.

Complex Rx: Moving roots through bone is a complex treatment. As an adult your jaw relationships will not change without surgery, but tooth positions can be altered, sometimes camouflaging aberrant skeletal relationships. Talk to your Orthodontic Specialist for more information. ...Read more

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Paper slips through my teeth. Bite force diminished from before i got tooth bonding to fix chipped tooth.What can I do?

Paper slips through my teeth. Bite force diminished from before i got tooth bonding to fix chipped tooth.What can I do?

Bonding : Placing bonding on a chipped tooth is meant to rebuild lost tooth structure with resin filling and look like other teeth. If bonding too short, it can be added to lengthen to original bite or replaced. If bonding too high and gets in the way of bite, it can be adjusted to fit the bite. If filling too large or chip too big and tooth weak then you may need a crown. Go back to dentist with concerns. ...Read more

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Can a retainer fix shifted teeth?

Can a retainer fix shifted teeth?

Generally Not: A "retainer" is designed to hold your teeth in their current position, so that they don't move in the future. This is especially helpful for people who have had their teeth straightened, as those teeth tend to drift back to their original positions over time. However, some special retainers can produce very small movements in teeth which are slightly misaligned. Your dentist can advise you best. ...Read more

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3 wks ago hit face into locker. Docs say everything alright. Noticed brace wire was bent. Teeth shift. Tips/help?

3 wks ago hit face into locker. Docs say everything alright. Noticed brace wire was bent. Teeth shift. Tips/help?

See DDS/ ortho: Which doctor did you go to? Did you see your dentist and orthodontist? Any mobility should be noted by the dentist and possibly splinted by the orthodontist if needed. Follow up x-rays may be needed to make sure the tooth is not devitalized. ...Read more

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Can i wear retainers to straighten my teeth?

Can i wear retainers to straighten my teeth?

No : Well designed retainers are designed to retain teeth in their current position. It takes specific orthodontic appliances (invisalign) or brackets, wires and bands to orthodontically move (straighten) your teeth. See a dentist or orthodontist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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If I were to be missing teeth 13,14,15 (as last arch tooth) can I cosmetically wear a denture held only by denture paste til implant(s) get installed?

If I were to be missing teeth 13,14,15 (as last arch tooth) can I cosmetically wear a denture held only by denture paste til implant(s) get installed?

To a point: As long as it covers your palate and locks in behind your remaining dentition, you may be able to get by. Without claps, the denture will move. It is contraindicated to wear a denture over the implants while they are healing (at least the initial phase). ...Read more

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Can getting braces fix my overbite?

Can getting braces fix my overbite?

It is possible: Whether the overbite is dental or skeletal can have a big impact on treatment. See an orthodontist for evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. ...Read more

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