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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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I went to the dentist for a night guard and been told i better get braces bcz my bite is deep. I don't see anything wrong with it. How is that ?

I went to the dentist for a night guard and been told i better get braces bcz my bite is deep. I don't see anything wrong with it. How is that ?

Good advice: Normal overlap between your front upper and lower teeth is generally 2-3 millimeters (or less). Your frequent headaches at age 20 may be due to a misaligned or bad bite, this greatly concerns me. The mouth guard will only help with the symptom but not fix the real problem. See an orthodontist or prosthodontist for a second opinion, but i think your dentist gave you good advice. ...Read more

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If you have a 100% deep bite and your front teeth have a gap and you have crocked bottom teeth would you qualify for braces?

If you have a 100% deep bite and your front teeth have a gap and you have crocked bottom teeth would you qualify for braces?

YES: You would be in need of at least braces, possibly orthognathic surgery to better position the jaws. See the Orthodontist and the Oral Surgeon as they are the specialists for this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can you treat edge to edge bite with braces or something?

How can you treat edge to edge bite with braces or something?

Yes: An edge to edge bite may be corrected with braces or it may require a combination of braces and maxillofacial surgery. Depends on whether you have a 'dental problem' or a 'skeletal' problem and your orthodontist should be able to tell you which. ...Read more

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Gettin my braces off n about a week & im so nervous b/c I've been wearin bands 24/7 & my bite still isnt the way its supposed to b what's gonna happen??

Gettin my braces off n about a week & im so nervous b/c I've been wearin bands 24/7 & my bite still isnt the way its supposed to b what's gonna happen??

Congratulations!: Wow...getting your braces off. During orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist did everything possible to give you a beautiful smile, functional bite and long-term results. Now it is your responsibility to wear your retainers as indicated by your orthodontist to ensure that your teeth remain straight and to keep your beautiful new smile for a lifetime! ...Read more

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Braces or invisalign to fix your bite?

Braces or invisalign to fix your bite?

See an orthodontist: You want to choose the treatment that will do the job right. In the long run, you don’t want to have to fix your teeth again. See a board certified orthodontist that uses both methods to straighten teeth. ...Read more

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Which braces are recommended for an open bite?

Most work: Most braces will work, but sometimes the wires must be segmented where parts of the teeth are moved independely of the other regions. Check with you doctor to see what is being used and discuss this with your doctor. Also check for the tongue posture and be sure the tongue is not part of the reason for the open bite. ...Read more

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How long are braces on if you have a cross bite?

How long are braces on if you have a cross bite?

Each person is: Different so there is no pat answer. Talk with your orthodontist to get his estimate. Time also depends on your compliance with treatment. ...Read more

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I have a cross bite. Will it help if i get braces?

I have a cross bite. Will it help if i get braces?

Yes: "crossbite" means top teeth inside bottom teeth. Skeletal xbites require palatal expansion and should be done as soon as the 6 year molars erupt. Dental xbites are best corrected with braces. Xbite correction in non-growing adults may require surgical assistance. See an orthodontic specialist. ...Read more

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