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Ceramic Braces For Teeth
Braces and cleaning: Yes, you can have your teeth cleaned while wearing braces. Ceramic brackets, like their metal counterparts, are fixed to your teeth. This makes effective brushing difficult, but not impossible. Your dentist or orthodontist will give you at-home care instructions. However, it is quite common for patients to miss small areas of plaque. That makes professional cleaning especially important. ...Read moreSee 4 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
If you remove ceramic braces after two weeks what negative consequences are there? Can teeth become worse? Damage enamel? Lose teeth?
I stated my ceramic Braces treatment 4months ago, got 2 teeth pulled out, yesterday my doctor noticed that I have very short roots on my front teeth What should I do please help. can I switch TREATMET?
In 4 Months?: Guadalupe, you stated you began treatment 4 months ago. How did your doctor notice you had short roots now, but not 4 months ago? Were X-rays taken BEFORE you began treatment? Are you saying your Dr. took more x-rays 4 months after treatment started or took the 1st x-rays 4 months after treatment started? That bit of information is most important. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Going to get ceramic braces on both arches. Any reason why the doctor wouldn't recommend metallic on the lower arch? Any risk of tooth chipping?
I am going to be getting ceramic/clear braces soon on my top teeth. It won't be as noticeable as metal braces but will it still change my appearance?
Just got braces today. Have bite blocks but some teeth still seem to touch the ceramic brackets. Is this nornal? Will it break? When will it feel norm
Get checked: Sometimes brackets touch opposing teeth when you bite. This is a reason a bite block would be used initially to protect against bracket loss or tooth soreness. Perhaps the block needs to be adjusted. Do not hesitate to get this checked by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it advicable for a 22+ years old average person to wear braces for teeth? Will it cause damage for teeth since the person's teeth won't grow ?
I took off my orthodontic braces and still have some adhesive on my teeth. What is the best way to remove teeth adhesive?
Need a professional: There is no safe way for you to remove orthodontic adhesive by yourself. Only a dentist or orthodontist is qualified and has the correct instruments to safely remove adhesive without damage to the tooth or surrounding soft tissues. Be safe, protect your teeth, seek professional assistance. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Can TMJ braces also help with the alignment in your teeth like orthodontic braces? (silly question, i know, but i'm just curious)
TMJ appliances: There are Orthotic appliances that are used to temporarily reposition the relationship of the lower jaw to the upper jaw. An example= MORA (Mandibular Orthopedic Re-positioning Appliance). This can be used to confirm correct position of jaw and then restore on a permanent basis with Orthodontic treatment or restorations or both. The two are very different but can be used in combination for success. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Removal of enlarged tonsils, 20 lb wt loss cured severe osa. Debating orthodontic braces but need teeth extracted. Can teeth removals reintroduce osa?
NO: But, correcting a bad bite will make your life more comfortable. If you have 12 cars and 10 parking spaces the cars will not fit. The same is true with the teeth. The orthodontist can push the teeth out of the parking lot (tip them off the bone which is not healthy) or extract teeth and utilize the space to align them, you are better off to do nothing if you decline extractions. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Can you eat cesar salad with grilled chicken with ceramic braces? Are there any extra precautions needed?
Brittle: Ceramic braces are a bit more brittle than metal braces, and they are slightly larger. They are more susceptible to becoming dislodged and they may fracture. They also have a tendency to slightly change color over ther course of treatment. Be careful. Don't cheat. Totally avoid anything hard, sticky, or chewy. For example, ask them to make the Chicken Cesar Salad without the croutons. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Both ceramic and metal braces are noticeable, the ceramic less so. Braces move your lips forward about a tenth of an inch until they are removed. As your teeth/jaws are aligned, your smile will broaden become more symmetric, and more pleasing. It's worth it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i use invisalign after using ceramic braces for one year after performing 4 X extraction...
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