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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
I have a gap in my front teeth and a lil gum separating them. I got my braces and it's closed but the gums became puffy and big (behind & in front)?
Braces, pre-molars extracted, gap closed, is it possible to put dental implants in the old gap if needed?
Depends: Premolar or bicuspid extractions are usually performed in conjunction with orthodontic therapy when there is insufficient space for proper alignment of the teeth. The orthodontist uses the spaces created by the extractions to move teeth into those spaces. If the space created by the extraction is not completely utilized and there is adequate space, an implant can sometimes be placed. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Perhaps: I would hope you want the best looking, healthiest teeth ; have it remain that way for the rest of your life. There are options ; what is best varies from patient to patient. Ideally we would hope that orthodontic treatment alone can resolve gaps due to misaligned teeth. If the problem is instead due to variance in tooth contour harmony such as size, other restorative options may be the solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an Orthodontist: Gaps between teeth are very common, and can be caused by a variety of conditions. You should see an orthodontist for evaluation and diagnosis. Then you and the orthodontist will discuss the overall treatment plan and prognosis. ...Read more
What else?: What else is going on? Are teeth to narrow? Are they out of position? If teeth moved to close space, space opens on either side of th 2 teeth that are moved. Everyone's different. Go see an othodontic specialist for an individualized evaluation. ...Read more
Several: Invisalign, clear braces, or lingual (invisible) braces are all alternatives. Cosmetic dentistry may be an option in some minor cases. Beware of "quick fix do-it-yourself" options from the internet as you may end up with disaster. Best to seek an opinion from a licensed orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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