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I'm wondering how long after I have gotten my dental braces will i see a difference in straighter teeth?
Quite soon: I would say, "quite soon", as the exact number of months or weeks will be impossible to give without knowing your pre-braces condition and your idea of "straighter". With that being said, you will notice a nice change within 3-6 months in most cases. Ask your orthodontist/dentist how your teeth will be moved: if back teeth need to move a lot first, you may not see much difference for a while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you confused?: Power chain is not the same as braces, but is used with braces to close spaces and consolidate teeth. Braces including the wires used to move teeth can move the teeth forward to alleviate crowding in certain cases. A qualified orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question and clear up any possible confusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Moderate to severe crowding or spacing, excessive vertical overbite or horizontal overjet, skeletal imbalance, and many other situations. See a fully qualified Orthodontist for initial examination (usually free) to discuss what Orthodontics can do for you. Often Orthodontist and Restorative Dentist work hand in hand to provide you with best possible care. Seek quality, not shortcuts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Ask your orthodontis: Since you are currently in braces and are under the care of an orthodontist, he/she would be the best person to ask this question. In your case it might not be a matter of how soon/how long, but if it is appropriate and when is it most appropriate. Anything we say here would be insufficient compared with your current treating orthodontist's opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ortho Rx: In the hands of a qualified Orthodontic Specialist braces are about twice as effective as clear aligners. Advantage to trays, hard to see. Disadvantage, cost more and don't work as well. Know also Specialist has years more training and does nothing but correction of crooked teeth/jaws, so see a specialist for best advice/Rx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
X-rays with braces?: Yes, you can still have x-rays taken. Metal bands and bracket will block some of the areas of the teeth that are normally visible on x-rays. In certain cases we forgo taking x-rays when patients have orthodontic attachments, while in other cases it becomes more important to see on x-ray what we cannot with a visual examination. Your dentist would be the best one to determine the need for x-rays. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers