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Braces Wire Broke
I had my braces removed yesterday and had u/l perm retainers attached to 6 front teeth. A gap has opened between 2 teeth. Will hawley retainer fix it?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 wks ago hit face into locker. Docs say everything alright. Noticed brace wire was bent. Teeth shift. Tips/help?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer