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Closing Gaps With Braces
I am worried my extraction gaps are not closing i have metal braces i wear rubberbands but i am scared to wear them at night i might swallow it help?
Rubber Bands: You must wear the rubber bands as directed by your orthodontist. Failure to do so may result in your teeth not moving as desired. Chances are very, very slim that you would swallow a rubber band. Even if you do, it should pass without consequence. Speak to your orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a very painful bump behind my two front teeth due to my braces closing the gap there. It hurts to eat, drink, and chew. I have a deep overbite and every time I bite down, my teeth hit it. I woke up and accidentally bit the bump. It hurt so much I s
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I want to get braces but it have a space teeth and my tongue comes out slightly, will closing my gap affect my speech especially ch, sh, j, dr sounds ?
Mostly: When the oral environment is normalized, usually neuromuscular problems diminish. Straightening your teeth may improve speech. For a very small percentage of people their neuromuscular pattern overcomes their bodies ability to compensate. Best advice, talk to an orthodontic specialist about your particular problem set. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've had braces for 19 mo. My orthodontist says I need a fernectomy to finish closing a gap in my front teeth before he can finish. Is this correct?
Okay so I use to have a gap but I got braces and my gap is now closed. My gum is squished and it's like inflated. My orthodontist told me if I went ..
What do you suggest if my teeth are straight and all gaps are closed between them, why do I have to keep my braces?
Orthodontist: Ask your orthodontist... they know your case better than any stranger on the internet. ...Read more
Braces wire bent where tube and gap are while eating piece of fruit. Ortho office closed until Monday. Advice on what to do? It hurts
My gap closed. Is it best if I surgically remove the remaining skin between my 2 front teeth during my braces or after. Bc I wanna remove it asap
See orthodontist: A variety of treatments are available for your condition. However, consulting with your orthodontist is the best way to achieve your treatment goals. Orthodontists are trained three years longer than a general dentist. If needed, you will be referred to a general dentist or an oral surgeon for the necessary procedure. Good luck. ...Read more