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Buck Teeth Braces
I have a kind of buck teeth but not much.. can I actually correct it without using braces.. ? Coz its spoiling ma face profile
A malocclusion describes the inability of teeth to bite with one another correctly. Commonly the dental arches show poor alignment of the teeth. A malocclusion can be due to dental or skeletal disharmony or both. Orthodontics is the specialty that deals with the diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation of correction of these anomalies. It is an ...Read more
Choose wisely: Orthodontic treatment is not a commodity, it's a service. Therefore for the best outcome you must choose the best possible Orthodontic Specialist (someone who does nothing but Orthodontic treatment), follow all instructions to the letter both during treatment and after braces are removed, and you should have a marvelous result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm getting braces to fix my malocclusion bite. How long do I have to wear them for? Will they also help my teeth?
Lots of reasons...: ...including tooth to bone size discrepancies, untreated cavities, premature baby tooth loss, pernicious habits, and so many other causes, but primarily your genes. Heredity is the single most causative factor of malocclusion. What you want to do is to see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist (initial visit usually free or low cost) for an examination and discussion as to what can be done for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps: Effects of pernicious digit habit influenced by intensity & duration. Thumb sucking can cause buck teeth, open bite, posterior collapse resulting in cross bite, affect speech and swallowing. Depending on child's age should see pedodontist or orthodontist for evaluation. No 2 children alike. Have to be examined to be evaluated to see if treatment indicated or not. ...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.
Tooth size: Sometimes the total tooth width is too small to fill out the dental arch. Ask your dentist or orthodontist if this is the case. Sometimes an orthodontist will leave the space in less visible locations such as behind the canines (eye-teeth) instead of more conspicuous areas such as between the too front teeth. Other times teeth are malformed and may require veneers or crowns to close space. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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