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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Gap in front teeth after braces. Is it too late to fix?

Gap in front teeth after braces. Is it too late to fix?

Ask Orthodontist: Ask your orthodontist why you have the gap and can he\she correct it? Why is there a gap? Were there orthodontic limitations? Did you follow all directions? Did you wear your retainer(s) conscientiously? It's probably not too late to have it corrected. Find out your options. ...Read more

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Two front teeth have space. Will the orthodontists pull my gap together?

Gap in front teeth: Ah, the age old question! all this depends on the size and shape of the teeth compared with the space available in the jaws. Particularly when a gap is present, the dental arch needs to be carefully evaluated before "closing" anything. If there is a tooth size/space discrepancy, then closing the gap may be fine, but "making up for it" elsewhere (ie moving all the other teeth) may not be easy. ...Read more

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Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: They will usually assume a position based on the opposing teeth in the opposite arch. If they were trying to go there and the wisdom teeth prevented it, then they might, but not common. ...Read more

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Can braces fix a gap between two artificial teeth that were chipped? (fixed with filling)

Can braces fix a gap between two artificial teeth that were chipped?  (fixed with filling)

Depends: Close the space between 2 teeth together and space opens on the other side of the teeth. Most often the best treatment is collaboration between an orthodontic specialist and the restorative dentist. Seek consultation wit both to discuss the treatment options that are best for you. ...Read more

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Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

Probably not: They will most likely not get better, but at least the crowding wont get worse. Hence it would still be worthwhile to get them removed. ...Read more

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Will teeth shift after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Not usually: Unless you are missing other teeth as well; or your bite is unstable; or your have periodontally involved teeth which would have shifted anyway. ...Read more

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Will the gap between my teeth go away after braces?

Will the gap between my teeth go away after braces?

Diastema: Absolutely. In fact, space closure is one of the easiest movements performed with orthodontic treatment. And, to be sure that your spaces remain closed after treatment, you must wear you retainers faithfully as directed by your orthodontist. Many patients find it more desirable to wear retainers that are fixed behind your teeth. Ask your orthodontist about this at the end of your treatment. ...Read more

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Need some dental expertise! my teeth are shifting after retainer?

Get help ASAP: Don't wait, the longer you delay the less that can be done. See an orthodontic specialist, preferably the orthodontist that treated you, for review and management recommendations. It's not like a steel post in concrete. Teeth will shift as bone changes. See an orthodontist to minimize the change. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction, how long before teeth shift back?

Tooth extraction, how long before teeth shift back?

It varies widely!: Sometimes we see shifting in a matter of weeks or months, while other times it takes years. Every circumstance is different and we can't always predict what will happen nor when. Generally speaking, the sooner teeth are replaced the better. Your own dentist can probably give you a more accurate guess. ...Read more

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Gap in front teeth- tooth bonding can fix it?

Gap in front teeth- tooth bonding can fix it?

Closing gaps: If the gap is especially wide, or you have multiple cosmetic issues to correct, your dentist may recommend braces or other options. If the teeth in question are damaged, then cosmetic dental crowns or veneers may be recommended with or without braces. However, if you simply want to close a small gap, bonding might be a good option. ...Read more

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Does having wisdom teeth pulled allow crowded teeth to straighten?

Does having wisdom teeth pulled allow crowded teeth to straighten?

Sorry, no: Teeth want to move forward, not back. Having wisdom teeth removed will not uncrowd your front teeth. You'll need the help of an orthodontic specialist to do that. Why not call your dentist's favorite orthodontist for an examination and a discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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How are gaps in the teeth caused after removal of braces?

How are gaps in the teeth caused after removal of braces?

Gaps in teeth: Gaps in teeth right after braces generally come from the space where the bands were! sometimes, perfectly tight teeth with no spaces is not attainable and your dr did not inform you of that! the third possibility is that you have not worn your retainers 24/7 or they don't fit right! ...Read more

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The gap in my two front teeth wont close, will orthofill work?

The gap in my two front teeth wont close, will orthofill work?

Buyer beware: I can only answer in general terms. Trying to treat yourself without training in dentistry or orthodontics is very dangerous and likely to get you into trouble. See a dentist to discuss your treatment alternatives. There might be a simple inexpensive solution to your spacing. ...Read more

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Will gum stuck in my braces affect my tooth alignment?

Will gum stuck in my braces affect my tooth alignment?

Braces: If the gums ate swollen and puffy then yes this can affect how well or how quickly your teeth align. It's best to have your doc check this out and both of you work on it together. ...Read more

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3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?

3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago.  Can flossing shift teeth positions?

No: Flossing will, if anything, tighten teeth by improving gum/bone health. If you think teeth are shifting see your General Dentist and/or Oral Surgeon for a review of your occlusion. ...Read more

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How to decrease front teeth gap without braces?

How to decrease front teeth gap without braces?

Lots to consider: Is the space hereditary, or did it form over time due to shifting of your teeth? Do you have your posterior teeth, or has your bite collapsed? How large is the space? Condition of the front six maxillary teeth? Any periodontal issues? These questions need to be addressed by your local dentist, who may suggest invisalign. ...Read more

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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