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Not enough info: You would have to describe your version of fake teeth. See a dentist for an evaluation and describe what you are trying to accomplish as an end result. ...Read more
Hi, how long after getting braces put on and baby teeth extracted can a "fake" tooth or "flipper" be put on the wire?
Is it possible to just get braces on the top and have the same results without the bottom being affected?
Different reasons: Some adults seek orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons to correct unsightly crowding or an uneven smile line. Others seek treatment for functional reasons associated with an uneven bite, destructive wear patterns, and difficulty chewing. Patients with jaw joint problems or facial pain when chewing may also seek an orthodontist for relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely: Gummy smile has more to do with jaw size and position and lip length and facial muscles. See an Oral Surgeon to determine if it is a skeletal concern or simply excess tissue. If not too severe AND the teeth are too far out of position, then perhaps braces will help. Most likely would involve repositioning jaw. However, never know until you get it checked by the specialist. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oral hygiene: First, your orthodontist should have reviewed all of this with you when you got your braces. But most important is oral hygiene. After that, make sure you do not eat the wrong foods that may break or damage the braces and set you back in treatment time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medication will work: If the pain you experience is related to tooth movement, then tylenol should alleviate the discomfort without interfering with tooth movement. If the pain is related to irritation to the inner mucosal lining of the cheek due to the 'newness' of the metal braces, then zilactin applied topically will help until the tissue adapts to the braces. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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