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I have an appointment tomorrow but one of my wire braces came off, is it ok to sleep in this case?

I have an appointment tomorrow but one of my wire braces came off, is it ok to sleep in this case?

YES, fine: Assuming there are not parts in your mouth still floating around that you could swallow, you will be fine to sleep and then see the Dr, . in the AM. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Does getting braces mean you have to change your sleeping position?

Does getting braces mean you have to change your sleeping position?

Braces and sleep: In general no. Sometimes face/mough/jaw can be sore at times which may be a factor in position you sleep. ...Read more

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Could I sleep with dental wax on my braces?

Could I sleep with dental wax on my braces?

Sure: Yes you can sleep with wax covering your braces, just make sure it is secure and clean.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How would I convince my dentist that I need braces now that my teeth are hurting me when I sleep?

How would I convince my dentist that I need braces now that my teeth are hurting me when I sleep?

Talk: Speak frankly with your dentist: no one needs braces, but many people would benefit from orthodontic correction. Ask your dentist for a referral to an orthodontist, and be truthful about why you feel you need them. As an adult, you can make the decision to have treatment, no matter how mild or severe the problems are. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe to wear dental wax on your braces while you are sleeping?

Please explain if it is safe to wear dental wax on your braces while you are sleeping?

Sure: Likely will stay in place, and if not, its not harmful to swallow in the size you are using (about a pea sized amount) ...Read more

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I apparently grind my teeth in my sleep do braces help this or does anything else help?

I apparently grind my teeth in my sleep do braces help this or does anything else help?

See your dentist: For evaluation of bruxism. Custom mouth guards are often helpful. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with carparel tunnel syndrome in 1999. I have worn braces on both arms since especially to sleep. I am starting to gave more symptom?

I was diagnosed with carparel tunnel syndrome in 1999. I have worn braces on both arms since especially to sleep. I am starting to gave more symptom?

Go see your doc: This is not an unusual presentation. You have been able to ward off symtoms for years but it seems to be progressing now and may be time to do more. ...Read more

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My child accidentally swallowed 1 of th brackets from her braces in her sleep. Worried it mightve went in2 her lungs. Or will it b in stomach?

My child accidentally swallowed 1 of th brackets from her braces in her sleep. Worried it mightve went in2 her lungs. Or will it b in stomach?

Aspiration: Aspiration pneumonia can occur after inhaling liquids or small foreign bodies. Symptoms would include persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, abnormal sputum, etc. Presence of these symptoms should prompt a visit to a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My ring finger and pinky finger has been tingling and numb for the past 2 days. I don't sleep on that arm, and I don't wear braces or anything?

My ring finger and pinky finger has been tingling and numb for the past 2 days. I don't sleep on that arm, and I don't wear braces or anything?

Need more info: It sounds like you may have a "pinched nerve". The trick is to find out where the nerve is being affected. At your age this is probably not a major problem. Make an appointment with your family physician for an examination. ...Read more

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How can I sleep with a Miami J neck brace applied?

How can I sleep with a Miami J neck brace applied?

SPINAL COLLAR: Review website for proper sizing and fitting on www. Spinalcollar. Com. Discuss with your doctor appropriate pain control and use of low dose ambien/lunesta/rozerem ...Read more

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I've got neck problems and sleep in a neck brace. I am looking for a new brace. Any suggestions?

I've got neck problems and sleep in a neck brace. I am looking for a new brace. Any suggestions?

Why?: See if you really need one? --go to a new MD/DO and see if still necessary....
if so then ask what they'd recommend or refer you to...

most people save for traumatic situations don't need neck braces.... ...Read more

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Is it not good to sleep with a knee brace on?

Is it not good to sleep with a knee brace on?

Ask your doctor: The answer to you question can vary depending on you exact condition. Have you knee professionally evaluated and ask your doctor when and for how long you should use your brace. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to sleep with a knee brace on?

Please advise if it's bad to sleep with a knee brace on?

Don't sleep with it.: In general, if you are using a knee brace just for a little support or comfort throughout the day, you should take it off to go to sleep, so that you don't constrict your circulation. If the brace is a ligament support brace for an injured knee, then your doctor may require you to sleep with it on. ...Read more

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Broken 12th vertabrae 3weeks ago in car crash, is ok to walk around wearing a brace and have I got to sleep on my back?

Broken 12th vertabrae 3weeks ago in car crash, is ok to walk around wearing a brace and have I got to sleep on my back?

Follow instructions: Given to you by your treating physician/surgeon. Wear you brace while up out of bed. You will need close follow-up visits, to closely watch the alignment of your thoracic fracture. ...Read more

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Does a back brace for scoliosis have to be worn at night? If I get a back brace for my scoliosis, will I have to wear it while I sleep at night? .

Does a back brace for scoliosis have to be worn at night? If I get a back brace for my scoliosis, will I have to wear it while I sleep at night? .

Depends: You may want to discuss this with your doctor. In most cases, the brace is known as a 23 hour brace meaning you wear it all times except for showering etc. There are other types of braces and in my patients with mild curves that are not likely to progress I let my ptients wear them less. Thnk you for your question. ...Read more

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4 mo. Ago washed a 15x10x6Lb. Pyrex when almost dropping I caught it which injured my wrist- Gotten worse since - Twisting it & Sleeping w/Brace hurts?

4 mo. Ago washed a 15x10x6Lb. Pyrex when almost dropping I caught it which injured my wrist- Gotten worse since - Twisting it & Sleeping w/Brace hurts?

Sounds like: You need a consultation with an Orthopedist or Hand Specialist...If the brace hurts stop using it!! Apply heat/ice (which ever helps more) Imaging studies may be indicated!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I treat back spasms while taking 5mg Benicar generic? I constantly have to wear a back lumbar brace even when sleeping.

How can I treat back spasms while taking 5mg Benicar generic? I constantly have to wear a back lumbar brace even when sleeping.

Here are some...: To verify if Benicar is related to your backache, you are the only one who can tell by trying on or off its use. If yes, try other options of care and see. At receiving medical care, anyone has to understand many issues of life reality. How to deal with all related things? Please take time & patience to read articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. All the best to health... ...Read more

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Had MRI showed bone on bone one side of knee with bone spurs tried shots pt wear knee brace always in pain haven't sleep in 6 days cause of pain help?

Had MRI showed bone on bone one side of knee with bone spurs tried shots pt wear knee brace always in pain haven't sleep in 6 days cause of pain help?

Cartilage loss: Bone on bone in MRI shows severe articular cartilage loss. You seem to be young to have lost such extensive cartilage. See a rheumatologist to evaluate reasons for such extensive cartilage loss. You don't mention any prior injury. Need to see an orthopedist for possible surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I have t12 fracture 28% on standing, it has been 8 weeks & wearing a brace, can I be sat up? Run? Heels? Sleep on my side? Define 'get mobile' plz?

This is best: Answered by the orthopedic surgeon caring for you. It is unwise to second guess a physician who has first hand knowledge of you, your medical history, any complicating factors and the progress of healing. N I would prefer to defer to him/her. ...Read more

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I have a broken bone in my neck, I am wearing a neck brace, is it ok if I lay on my back or is it better if I sleep sitting up the bone is broken on the second verterbrae, is it better if I sleep sitting up or laying down

Neck fracture: I assume you are not having neurologic symptoms and your physician is not concerned about potential neurologic deficits. If the fracture is not of this concern and possibly involves more peripheral structures like a spinous or transverse process, it primarily will depend upon what is most comfortable for you. Either seated or supine would be reasonable. ...Read more

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If I try and sleep without sucking my thumb, I clench and grind my teeth and wake up with head and jaw aches. Do I need a brace/retainer?

Yes: You need a jaw protector. Probably you should talk to your dentist or pharmacist for one. Very simple in design and you put it in at night and your jaw can clench but no harm to teeth an should give you releif from muscle aches. If you can afford to see your dentist he will be able to custom fit the bite pad you get. ...Read more

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How can you put on mouthguard for braces?

How can you put on mouthguard for braces?

Lots of ifs??: All depends on age of patient, what stage of braces, and what level of sports. Most of time a good boil and bite will work but it is very technique sensitive. Your orthodontist should be able to do this correctly for you. Bottom line is they as the teeth move you will need new guards to match the new teeth positions. ...Read more

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Is there a specific way elastics should be put on? Braces

Is there a specific way elastics should be put on? Braces

It is critical: The elastics provide a force between the top and bottom teeth to allow them to fit together properly. If the force is directed in the wrong direction the teeth will get worse instead of better. If you are not 100% positive how to apply them ASK YOUR ORTHODONTIST. ...Read more

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What do orthodontists do to put on braces?

What do orthodontists do to put on braces?

Easy: Basically the same process as adding fake fingernails. First microscopically roughen the tooth with a mild acid for 30 seconds. Then adda coat of sealer (clear nail polish) and then place the bond on the tooth with the adhesive material in between. Most of us a curing light to set up the adhesive for 10-20 seconds and you're done. Place the wires into the brackets and you're ready to go. ...Read more

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What do orthodontists do to put braces on?

What do orthodontists do to put braces on?

They glue them on: Most orthodontic brackets are actually bonded to the teeth after they are cleaned and etched just like dentists do tooth colored fillings. ...Read more

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What do orthodontists use to put on braces?

What do orthodontists use to put on braces?

Composite adhesives: Most commonly, orthodontists today use composite adhesives (like those the dentist uses to fix your front teeth) to hold braces to the front surfaces of your teeth. These adhesives are designed specifically for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can I still put braces even I lost few teeths already?

Can I still put braces even I lost few teeths already?

Yes you can: Assuming that all the remaining teeth that you have are healthy, clean and can be anchored for braces.
You dentist would be able to examine you and answer that question. ...Read more

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What is the process of involved in getting braces put on?

What is the process of involved in getting braces put on?

1st Braces Appt: Orthodontists differ in their application of putting braces on. In our office we put both the upper and lower arches on all at the same time. The appointment takes 1 1/2 hours. It is not a difficult procedure; your mouth will be open with a guard to protect against your saliva from getting the area wet. The wire is put in the same day. We use damon system braces. ...Read more

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How to tell if I will be put on braces again to widen my top palate?

How to tell if I will be put on braces again to widen my top palate?

Intermolar distance: If your intermolar distance is less than 48-52mm and you have severe crowding or posterior crossbite, you probably will need to widen your arch to increase more space to eliminate crowding and/or treat your posterior crossbite. Check with your orthodontist. ...Read more

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The wire at the back of my braces has come out, is it possible to put it back without the ortho?

Bad idea: If you put it into a wrong spot, or if you distort the wire, you will lengthen your time in treatment. Call your orthodontic specialist or dentist, whoever placed your appliances, for the correct repair. ...Read more

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I got braces yesterday I was wondering what they put on my molars because it feels weird to chew?

I got braces yesterday I was wondering what they put on my molars because it feels weird to chew?

Buildup: They probably put some acrylic on your back teeth to 'build up' your bite. It will stop feeling funny in a few days. It keeps you from biting on your lower braces. ...Read more

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Could you put whitening strips on braces?

Could you put whitening strips on braces?

Better to wait: Whitening strips work great on the areas they contact. However, they won't whiten the teeth under the braces. This will give you some very undesirable bleaching. ...Read more

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How do they put braces on?

Same way...: Same way two porcupines make love, very carefully. In all seriousness the answer to your question is plastic. The orthodontist uses a partially filled resin bonding material between the back of the "brace" and the tooth surface. It's actually a second cousin to the material used to hold the heat shield tiles onto the space shuttle. ...Read more

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How long does the procedure to put on braces take?

How long does the procedure to put on braces take?

Not long: Placing braces is quick and easy these days. I place a full set of brackets in about 6 minutes. This is prefaced with tooth preparation by my assistant which takes about 5 minutes. We wait 5 minutes for the glue to set, then place the arch wires which are the vehicle that actually moves your teeth. We soend about twice as much time reviewing our "care and feeding" of you and your braces. ...Read more

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Can it matter where I put my elastic bands on my braces?

Can it matter where I put my elastic bands on my braces?

Rubber bands & brace: Absolutely. We use rubber bands to move teeth in a certain direction. If you put them on different teeth you will move them in the wrong direction. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more