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Can You Get Braces With Baby Teeth
It depends: It depends on how many missing teeth and where they are missing. I would suggest that you have a consultation with a dentist or orthodontist to get an indication of the possibilities or lack there of. There may be a way of replacing those missing teeth once all the teeth are aligned into a typical pattern. Again see your dentist for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Teamwork: Treatment like this is certainly possible, but it does require teamwork. At the very least, this involves you, your dentist, and your orthodontist. This may also require other specialists as well, but invisalign can certainly be used on patients with missingmteeth and crowns. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Routine care: Keep your teeth spotlessly clean. See your dentist 4x/yr, instead of twice, for a cleaning. Avoid foods that stain teeth like coffee, tea, cola, mustard, saffron, etc. Talk to your general dentist about whitening your teeth after braces are removed and you are faithfully wearing your retainers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Certainly can. See your orthodontist for an evaluation. I have many patients over the age of 40 who get adult orthodontics. You have a long life ahead of you and it is best to keep your teeth in the proper position so they do not wear unevenly and require extensive and costly reconstruction later. As a prosthodontist, i see these situations all the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ortho\baby teeth: Your information says that you are 46 years old. If that's accurate, yes you should be able to have orthodontic treatment even though you might still have some retained baby teeth present. However, baby teeth should not be moved orthodontically. Additionally, you should get a consult ; consider removing those teeth are replacing them with implants if possible ; appropriate. Find out your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shouldn't: Not a good idea because part of your teeth are covered with brackets and will not be affected . When brackets removed, you will see spots which may not respond to the whitening to the same degree. Wait until completed, then whiten. Good Luck. ...Read more
More often: Ideally, you clean your teeth completely once a day before going to bed. That means: clean in between (floss, toothpicks, interdental brushes) and the face/tongue/chewing surfaces with a toothbrush. If desired, an extra time after breakfast will improve social standing. To prevent decay, watch your diet: decrease sugar and dietary acids. Food in braces may increase decay, but diet is main cause. ...Read more
If you have crowded teeth and you get your wisdom teeth removed will your teeth straighten over time?
When to start Ortho: When to start orthodontic care is decided on a case by case basis. Certain situations warrant early intervention to prevent more serious malocclusions & may be initiated years prior to losing all one's primary (baby) teeth. Other situations warrant treatment once all baby teeth are out. It's very common to start during the transition phase. It's never too early to get an orthodontic consult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After you straighten your teeth with braces, can they get crooked again if your wisdom teeth come in?
Ortho with bridge: Generally speaking, permanent bridges cannot be moved with Orthodontic treatment, but the other teeth can be. However, each case is different and this requires a one on one personal consultation with an Orthodontist to determine what can and cannot be done and what your overall treatment options are. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Lingual braces: Lingual braces may take a longer time to complete the treatment, limited access to care (they require specialized training to install and maintain), more expensive and unpredictable. Talk to your orthodontist about Invisalign. It can be a good alternative to traditional braces or lingual braces with some limitations. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does brushing your teeth with baking soda and braces on cause your teeth to be discolored when you get your braces off later?
No: Keeping your teeth clean is the key to not having issues later when the braces come off. Baking soda is good for managing gum issues but it lacks Fluoride which is helpful to prevent decay especially while wearing braces. I'd suggest avoiding any bleaching of your teeth while the braces are on as the enamel under the brackets won't change color and you could end up with dark spots. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes , consult with an orthodontist.Get a more detailed answer ›
The first teeth which are shed and replaced by permanent teeth. The first primary tooth comes in at about 6 months of age and the 20th and last primary tooth erupts at around 2 1/2 years of age. The primary teeth are replaced beginning usually at about age 6. Also called baby teeth, milk teeth, temporary ...Read more
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