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Can I Get Braces If I Have A Crown
I am 36 years old & have a overjet. What kind of braces best fix this? Invisalign I have a crown on front tooth does this limit kind braces I can get
The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more
About to get a root canal tooth (#25) while on braces -is it practical? -will I need a crown? -was quoted $600. Reasonable?
Yes and possibly:
It is not a problem with braces on. And if you need one based on proper diagnosis it is very practical. A crown is needed only if the tooth has large or multiple fillings. If possible, if a crown is determined necessary by your dentist, see if it can wait until ortho is complete.
Fees are locale and dr. Specific. ...Read more
All Depends: This is a question for your general dentist. The answer also depends on which tooth requires the crown. Changing a tooth after orthodontic treatment may require adjustment or need for a new post orthodontic retainer because the old one may not fit after the placement of the new crown. ...Read more
I have a crooked front tooth, I'm 25 and do not want braces I want to finally fix this. Is it dangerous to get a crown and root canal?
A lot of? 's: You are young and straightening your teeth may take a couple of years, and it will be worth it. You will have an attractive smile for the rest of your life. I generally advise patients against crowning teeth to restore crowding if they are otherwise healthy teeth. If of crowning teeth to straighten the appearance requires root treating a tooth, I would strongly suggest orthodontics. ...Read more
I had a root canal 10 years ago, and just got braces off 2 days ago. I'm due to get a crown but I'm experiencing facial numbness now and sinking tooth?
Dental issue?: I'm not clear on what your are referring to when you say you have a "sinking tooth"? Regardless, these types of situations cannot be diagnosed over the internet. You need to discuss all your symptoms and concerns with a dentist who can properly and accurately answer all your questions. If you are not confident with your own dentist's treatment and advice, get a second opinion before continuing. ...Read more
Ask the orthodontist: The tooth restoration on the opposite arch will not interfere with on going orthodontic treatment in most cases. However, it is always important and prudent to consult with your orthodontist before any dental treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
The order of rx should be:
1. Control infection (cavities, gum disease, etc)
2. Move teeth/jaws into best possible relationships
3. Do final gum treatment and restorations
have your cavities fixed before you straighten your teeth. It's highly unlikely that a qualified orthodontic specialist would risk moving diseased teeth. ...Read more
Can I get braces if I have dental implants? I'm 35, and would like to get braces. However, I have two dental implants on the upper left side of my jaw due to an accident years ago. Since these implants can't move, does that preclude me from being able to
Can I still get braces if I have missing teeth? I'm an adult who would like to get braces, but I'm also missing a few teeth in the back of my mouth. Will that affect my ability to wear braces of any sort? .
As dr. Mcleod advised, you can still get braces even if you have some missing teeth. The question is: do you have spacing between your front teeth or are your teeth crowded?
If you have spacing, it may be due to a collapsed bite secondary to a loss of vertical dimension.
In other words, by loosing the support of your back teeth, your mouth may be "over closing" and your lower teeth are exerting outward pressure on your upper teeth, causing the spacing.
Unable to exactly see if this is your problem, have the dentist who will treat you evaluate you for replacement of your molars. This can be done with either a fixed or removable prosthesis.
By re-establishing the pillars of support in the posterior, you will help prevent further collapse of your bite, and will allow for orthodontic success. ...Read more
Yes: But also understand the other docs who answered are discussing invisalign (potentially an option, but as noted by the other docs, with pros and cons) and you may also wish to consider clear brackets (yet another option with its own pros and cons, but generally as effective as metal braces). Talk to a couple of orthodontists to understand your options which will allow u to make the best decisions. ...Read more
It will help: Your orthodontist will provide the correct treatment to provide both alignment and keep you from breaking off brackets if you have a "deep bite." getting your teeth into proper alignment may very well help you to improve your grinding and clenching problem. Consult with two or three orthodontists to hear their philosophies. ...Read more
My second molar was being pulled, and it leaves a gap, I plan to get braces to close the gap, where will they put the braces If I have no second molar?
Braces: Well why did you have the tooth pulled. Remember you have one on the other side so you have to be balanced. Have you spoken to the orthodontist yet. Make sure you do. For he will advise you on the plan of action ...Read more
Different reasons: Some adults seek orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons to correct unsightly crowding or an uneven smile line. Others seek treatment for functional reasons associated with an uneven bite, destructive wear patterns, and difficulty chewing. Patients with jaw joint problems or facial pain when chewing may also seek an orthodontist for relief. ...Read more
Yes: How and by who is the question. One should go back to the office where the appliances were delivered and ask for their removal. If one has moved to another provider, he or she should be able to remove them correctly. You should have a trained orthodontist remove them so as not to damage the teeth. ...Read more
Because?: Can you get braces "just because"? Because of what? You don't need them but just want them for no particular reason? An ethical orthodontic specialist normally won't simply put braces on your teeth unless there is a reason for correcting something. But just "to have them"? I am doubting it, unless its for an acting part for a movie/tv/play. ...Read more
Reasons for braces: There are several reasons why to get braces. The orthodontic treatment important to your health and lifestyle. First of all to prevent general and dental health problems. Then improved confidence and self-esteem. The goals for your treatment are between you and your orthodontist. ...Read more
A great smile: You'll get a functional, esthetic, stable smile that you will be proud of. On the way expect to experience some periodic soreness and tenderness, which you will find to be exceptionally manageable. Ask your qualified orthodontist for suggestions...He/she has lots of suggestions to help. ...Read more
Depends on severity: The more complex your malocclusion, the longer it will take to resolve it. Average time in braces for kids about 18 mo. Takes a little longer in adults. The better you follow instructions, the sooner braces come off. Make sure you're seeing a qualified orthodontic specialist, and don't be afraid to ask questions. ...Read more
Brace age: There is no set age for braces, it's completely individualized. Some things are better to be fixed at an earlier age. If you wait too late then sometimes things that could have been fixed are more difficult later on and may require extractions and/or surgery. This is why the american association of orthodontists recommends an evaluation by age 7. ...Read more
Sometimes: It is very common for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment to experience some discomfort from time to time. Taking advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) and having a soft diet will often be the only adjustments needed to handle the discomfort associated with adjustment of the braces. ...Read more
Six Month Smiles: The best way to find the answer to that question is to contact a Six Month Smiles Provider near you and schedule a consultation. However, to see a real orthodontist specialist for second opinion is a must. Good luck. ...Read more
Rationale 4 Ortho: Bad bite may contribute to dental caries (cavities-more difficult to keep teeth clean), gum disease (from food entrapment and proximity of roots which are too close together); esthetics (which may also effect self esteem and job opportunities); may contribute to TMJ/Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction if jaws out of proper alignment; may effect speech and eating patterns. ...Read more
You are OK:
There’s no set “best” age to get braces.
Some adults never received orthodontic treatment as children to correct problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, incorrect jaw position. If not treated, these problems may cause tooth decay, gum disease, headaches as well as speaking, biting or chewing problems. Adults braces can be effective in older teenagers and adults. ...Read more
Sore: Like having a headache in your mouth. You can take the edge off w 1 200mg Advil/Ibuprofen/Motrin every 4 hours, 1 ts salt in 8 oz water as a rinse 3x/day, dabbing Orabase-B or Orajel onto sore spots w @ Q-tip as needed, putting Orthodontic wax onto "stickers, " and eating a soft high-protein diet. Days2-3 will be the most challenging. You will get better fairly rapidly. ...Read more
You're never too old: A full 1/3 of all orthodontic patients today are adults. A qualified orthodontist will work with your family dentist to assure the best possible platform on which to do restorative treatment. Braces straighten teeth so that they not only look better, but are easier to care for, have better bone support, and have less wear. ...Read more
About 30 minutes:
Getting your braces off involves numerous steps.
The first step - actually removing the brackets - is fast. A specialized plier will remove all of your braces one by one, but the total procedure only takes about 90 seconds! It is also relatively pain free.
The next step, removing the glue, can take longer. It is either scraped off by hand, or removed with a drill. This can take 20 minutes. ...Read more
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