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Doctor insights on: Broken Jaw Braces

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Can braces straighten the alveolar bone?

Can braces straighten the alveolar bone?

Braces: Unlikely. The teeth are moved through the alveolar bone. The teeth will straighten out and the bone remodels but straighten, not likely. ...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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Can braces fix crooked teeth?

Can braces fix crooked teeth?

Yes: See the Orthodontist - the specialist in braces. After a complete examination you can review your options. Sometimes the jaws are not in alignment to permit the best corrective positioning of your teeth. In these situations the Oral Surgeon can help by repositioning them. Together the 2 specialists can get the best result. Most often, however, the braces are all you need to get a fantastic result ...Read more

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Could braces fix protruding teeth without extraction of premolars/molars?

Could braces fix protruding teeth without extraction of premolars/molars?

Protruding teeth: This would be determined by the orthodontist. It would depend on your bite, on the position of all of the other teeth, the amount and condition of the bone, and whether there is enough room to move the teeth into alignment. Your orthodontist will use models and x-rays to do a space analysis. ...Read more

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Could braces fix a horizontally impacted wisdom tooth?

Could braces fix a horizontally impacted wisdom tooth?

No: If the tooth was erupted, it might be possible to straighten. While theoretically possible, a horizontally impacted tooth would have to be exposed, brought into the mouth with a fixed orthodontic attachment, and then attempted to orthodontically bring into a proper alignment. Similarly impacted cuspids are sometimes brought into place this way, but not non-essential wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Can tooth contouring or reshaping fix crooked teeth without getting braces?

Can tooth contouring or reshaping fix crooked teeth without getting braces?

Small change: You can't recon tour the teeth too much or you will cause damage. Contouring usually only takes place on the edges and not on the front of the teeth. So you can expect very small changes by contouring the teeth. Best to get an orthodontic evaluation to see your options for straightening your teeth. ...Read more

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Does having wisdom teeth pulled allow crowded teeth to straighten?

Does having wisdom teeth pulled allow crowded teeth to straighten?

Sorry, no: Teeth want to move forward, not back. Having wisdom teeth removed will not uncrowd your front teeth. You'll need the help of an orthodontic specialist to do that. Why not call your dentist's favorite orthodontist for an examination and a discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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Could braces fix-overbite, crossbite, and crowding?

Could braces fix-overbite, crossbite, and crowding?

See orthodontist: They can evaluate you and recommend the best course of therapy for your situation. ...Read more

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Could braces fix a horizontal impacted wisdom tooth?

Could braces fix a horizontal impacted wisdom tooth?

Not easily: It means putting braces on all the other teeth for anchorage, surgically exposit the wisdom tooth and placing an attachment on the tooth, then gradually, over a very long time lifting the impacted tooth up into place. Most probably the best solution is to have the wisdom tooth removed before it causes damage. See an orthodontic specialist for an initial evaluation (often free) to find out more. ...Read more

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Could damon braces correct my crooked teeth and bite/palate issues without surgery?

Could damon braces correct my crooked teeth and bite/palate issues without surgery?

Orthodontic consult: Unfortunately, you would have to be seen by an orthodontist in your area to get an accurate answer to your question. Without seeing you, your x-rays and having a complete workup, no orthodontist can properly evaluate your specific malocclusion and determine whether or not you need surgery into order to effect a successful outcome. If necessary, see 2 or 3 orthodontists for a consensus of opinion. ...Read more

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Can damon braces fix little underbite?

Can damon braces fix little underbite?

No magic: There's no magic to any particular appliance system, including the Damon Appliance. The magic is the training, experience, and skill of the practitioner. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for examination. ...Read more

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How can lock jaw effect wisdom teeth removal?

How can lock jaw effect wisdom teeth removal?

Access: Your ability to open wide because of a TMJ probem will make it difficult to get access to remove wisdom teeth. Often the limited oral opening must be treated before the wisdom teeth can be removed. It is a matter of degree. This type of problem is routine for a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon ...Read more

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Is teeth alignment painful?

Is teeth alignment painful?

Depends: There may be some level of discomfort with orthodontic therapy after each adjustment, usually manageable with over the counter medications if necessary. As the teeth move and the occlusion (bite) changes, the muscles controlling the opening and closing of the lower jaw sometimes may be tender. ...Read more

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Can orthodontic spacers hurt?

Can orthodontic spacers hurt?

It depends: Everyone has a different threshold of sensitivity. Where one patient might regard spaces as a mild irritant, another might regard them as painful. For most patients, their placement is regarded as a temporary annoyance, as if there was chicken or a piece of meat caught between the teeth. ...Read more

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Are invisalign and braces behind your teeth (lingual braces) equivalent to regular braces?

Are invisalign and braces behind your teeth (lingual braces) equivalent to regular braces?

Not equivalent: Traditional braces are still the gold standard, best result in shortest time. Clear aligners are only about half as effective as braces, with higher risk of relapse because of inability to ideally position roots in supporting bone. They are also not effective for complex issues. Lingual braces take longer, are harder to get used to, and "finishing" can be a challenge. ...Read more

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Will gum stuck in my braces affect my tooth alignment?

Will gum stuck in my braces affect my tooth alignment?

Braces: If the gums ate swollen and puffy then yes this can affect how well or how quickly your teeth align. It's best to have your doc check this out and both of you work on it together. ...Read more

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If front 2 teeth used to be longer in front and bottom teeth rest behind them. Would dent grind 2 teeth bc of small chip and bonded 1 tooth unlock tmj?

Maybe: There is more and more research in the last 10 years indicating the bite has little to do with the tmj. If your TMJ is locked changing your bite will not help and by locked i assume you mean you can't get your mouth open. To unlock a bite, the jaw may need manipulation with possible anesthesia either in the joint or systemically. I would suggest seeing aa dentist who can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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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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