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Does Getting Your Braces Off Hurt
No not really: very little discomfort for May be few minutes. Good luck ...Read more
About an hour: Once the orthodontist has determined the treatment plan, it may take about one to one and a half hours to place all the braces on the teeth. This will be depend on whether the orthodontist places bands on the molars or not. Placing bands takes about one-half hour and bonding the rest of the teeth about 45 minutes. Placing the wires will take 10 - 15 minutes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My teeth arent straight and i'm getting my braces off next month. Can i ask to have them on longer?
Ask Orthodontist-: Why your braces are being removed at this time? And can they be straighter? If not, why? Not every case can result in a perfect or ideal occlusion. Sometimes it is a result of poor patient cooperation and sometimes merely due to the limits of nature and what is or is not physiologically possible. ...Read more
Not Germaine: Molds are only part of the Records (data) gathered by your Orthodontic Specialist to aid in determining your unique problem and the treatment choices available. Every patient's different. Every Orthodontist's different. Call your Orthodontist and ask...they will appreciate the question. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Pain is relative: But the answer is mostly yes - there is some discomfort and annoyance - something has been wedged between the teeth and you have been instructed to leave it there undisturbed . Tylenol (acetaminophen) / advil and the like are generally sufficient to help alleviate the symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Not unusual: I would contact the dentist/orthodontist and let them know about your discomfort. But this is not really that unusual ...Read more
How long does it take for a teeth cleaning to heal? im thinking of getting invisalign right away my teeth cleaning.
Depends: Depends on pre-Rx gum/bone damage. Do not even consider OrthoRx unless your supporting tissues are completely healthy. If you have even early onset gum disease I would recommend that your General Dentist have you evaluated and treated by specialists, a Periodontist and an Orthodontist for best quality, most successful, treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perspective & goal?: The purpose of getting orthodontic treatment is to correct your bite which in turn will improve the esthetics and also improve function resulting in less tooth and gum problems over time. The length of treatment time is dependent upon the deviation from the ideal. The upper and lower teeth are inter-related and it's unusual to only treat u or l teeth. Consider long term goals and not just time. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Tolerable: If your gums are healthy, there may be at most some mild discomfort. If your gums are puffy/swollen, it can be very uncomfortable. No qualified Orthodontic Specialist would put on braces in the presence of periodontal disease. The Orthodontist would work with your General Dentist or a Periodontist to assure optimum supporting tissue health before/during/after orthodontic treatment. ...Read more
Post-operatively?: This depends entirely on a combination of factors: type of impaction, age, inflammatory response to surgery, intra-op and post-op medication regimen, state-of-mind, pain tolerance level, skill level of surgeon, instrumentation used (piezosurgery) and following post-op instructions are some of those factors. The process itself couldn't be more pleasant or simple with sedation/general anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Each individual perceives and handles pain differently. There is obviously some level of discomfort with wisdom teeth surgery. Some patients report an uneventful postoperative recovery and others may experience significant discomfort. Factors affecting this may include the level of difficulty in removing the teeth, type of anesthesia used, and pain medication prescribed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very often: Orthodontists like to create big, broad, even, healthy, smiles. Looks better than having narrow pinched arches. Ask your qualified orthodontic specialist what you can expect. Go for it...You'll be very pleased. ...Read more
I wear my retainer every night as instructed, but my underbite is slowly coming back. Does that mean I need braces again?
Cause: If the cause of your underbite is aberrant skeletal growth, jaw surgery may be required after growth has ceased. Your retainers will maintain tooth alignment, but will not prevent uneven jaw growth. Hopefully your braces were done by an Orthodontic Specialist. Call for a reevaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't tip it off: When removing a partial metal denture from back anchoring teeth, it is important to place it and remove it 90 degrees to the teeth. If you are taking the plate off at an angle, it creates torque on the crucial teeth that hold it in.. Often the teeth are weak to begin with. Put your fingers under the clasps and push directly upward or downward with your fingernails to remove. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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