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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 ?

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 ?

Orthodontics: Age should not be a factor. If orthodontic care is indicated for your malocclusion, then you should consider it. Please consult with a local orthodontist for further advice. Performed properly, the treatment will not damage your teeth or bones. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Will lips appear smaller after having your braces for teeth protrusion?

Will lips appear smaller after having your braces for teeth protrusion?

Possibly: If lips appeared extremely protruded due to position of teeth, then correction with braces the lips will appear to be less protruded and possibly smaller. ...Read more

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I took off my orthodontic braces and still have some adhesive on my teeth. What is the best way to remove teeth adhesive?

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 more

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Can TMJ braces also help with the alignment in your teeth like orthodontic braces? (silly question, i know, but i'm just curious)

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 more

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Removal of enlarged tonsils, 20 lb wt loss cured severe osa. Debating orthodontic braces but need teeth extracted. Can teeth removals reintroduce osa?

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 more

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Will i need teeth out for braces?

Will i need teeth out for braces?

Not always: Each case is different and whether or not to take out teeth will be determined by your orthodontist after a careful workup and evaluation which usually includes a clinical exam, x-rays, photos and diagnostic models. ...Read more

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Can braces be put on crowned teeth?

Can braces be put on crowned teeth?

Porcelain bonding: Brackets can be boned to porcelain crowns. No worries. ...Read more

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Will my teeth tickle after my braces?

Nope: Take good care of them while you have braces on, and you 'll be thrilled when your braces come off. ...Read more

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Does getting teeth out for braces hurt?

It shouldn't: You should be fine if proper topical anesthesia is placed first, followed by local anesthesia. ...Read more

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