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Glue On Teeth After Braces
Hey my teeth are somewhat brown and I have only had my braces for 2 days and before they put them on they where not brown my friend said its from glue?
Brown teeth: It is very possible it is from the adhesive that has stained, but why guess? Have your orthodontist take a look. ...Read more
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
Braces: You can drink whatever you want while you have braces in moderation. Sugar will not melt the glue but it will cause decay and white spots so keep sugar ly and acidic drinks to a minimum. This includes sodas, iced teas, energy drinks, . Both regular and diet drinks are destructive. Drink more water. ...Read more
Hi, I have braces and in between and around where they are glued to my teeth there are small brown marks, brushing isn't helping, should I be worried or is it just a stain?
See DDS: Have your dentist evaluate. Optimum hygiene is imperative while undergoing orthodontic therapy. If needed, the dentist may ask for the brackets to be removed for further intervention. After the orthodontic treatment is finished, you may be a candidate for deep bleaching, if the area is deemed hypocalcified or stained. ...Read more
My parents lost their insurance and I wasn't able to get my braces tightened. After a while they loosened and came off, but I still have glue on teeth?
Call your Orthodonti: Call to see if he/she will see you and clean off the glue. If not, see your general dentist. ...Read more
When I got braces, ortho put glue on bottom molars to prevent teeth from touching (occlusal bonding).Will this cause excess eruption of my front teeth?
No: Bite turbos are for temporary dos articulation, preventing you from knocking your new brackets off as your teeth begin to level and align. Extrusion of front teeth prevented by bracket placement and wire activity. Your Orthodontic Specialist would be glad to answer questions like this for you. ...Read more
See your dentist: The adhesive from orthodontic brackets can only be removed by your dentist. The adhesive can be removed with a diamond polisher ...Read more
Not always: Each case is different and whether or not to take out teeth will be determined by your orthodontist after a careful workup and evaluation which usually includes a clinical exam, x-rays, photos and diagnostic models. ...Read more
Wolfe's Law: Apply pressure to bone it dissolves away, apply tension and new bone is laid down. Forces directed by removable or fixed appliances. Fixed appliances are gold standard, providing twice the correction of removable appliances. See orthodontic specialist for explanation of exactly what can be done for you. ...Read more
Braces: Moving teeth orthodontically involves putting a small amount of pressure on the teeth. This causes them to loosen slightly until the bone supporting the teeth remodels around the tooth in its new position. The process continues until teeth reach their final position and they are allowed to tighten with the help of retainers. This is a normal process. If you have concerns talk to the orthodontist. ...Read more
May be too late: Braces don't cause decalcification. It's caused by acid producing bacteria that's not cleaned off the teeth during orthodontic care. There are some remineralizing agents available, but if the damage is severe restorations may be required. Talk solutions over with your family dentist. ...Read more
Paying attention: It's perception. Many patients comment that their teeth look "huge" immediately after removal of braces, too. You're simply more attune to your teeth now that you're in treatment, do not be alarmed - your teeth have not gotten smaller and won't get bigger when braces are removed. You're just seeing the orthodontic braces covering your teeth. ...Read more
Not from the braces: If teeth not kept 100% spotlessly clean! May have damage next to the braces. If you eat hard, sticky, chewy foods and damage "glue" may get damage behind the braces. But the braces themselves cause no damage. So it's up to you. Follow your orthodontic specialist's instructions to the letter and you should have no problems. You'll love your new smile! ...Read more
Teeth looking slante: You need to discuss this with your orthodontist. Many times the teeth while in treatment will look worst than they will when treatment is completed. The tooth exposed above the bone moves faster than the roots in the bone. ...Read more
Depends.: Depends what you mean by "bad." you may think they look ok enough. The dentist also looks at how your teeth and jaws actually function - how much wear, whether teeth positions prevent good cleaning, even whether teeth positions and jaw size and shape are interfering with good breathing, swallowing and sleeping. There's a lot more to it than just crowding. Treatment now may prevent problems later. ...Read more
Any age from 7 up:
Although braces can be effective at any age, it can take longer time for adults to get the same results. Of course childhood is the ideal time to make changes in the alignment of the teeth, however more adults are receiving orthodontic treatment and coming away with excellent results. Adults braces can improve your health, appearance and psychosocial status.
Hope it helps. ...Read more
Many to choose from:
From orthodontic point of view, orthodontic appliances are plenty. But from patient's experience, we can categorize them into the following:
1- Metal braces (ur regular braces and wires)
2- Clear braces (same stuff, in clear color)
3- lingual braces (these are bonded behind ur teeth hence invisible
4- aligner systems (Invisalign, clearcorrect, ...)
which one is best for u? ask ur orthodontist ...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
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