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How Bad Do Your Teeth Have To Be To Get Braces
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rebound: Teeth have "memory" and if proper retention is not used then they can move. Retention all the time initially and at night after, forever is the only way to prevent rebound. Also different forces in your mouth can move teeth, so your ortho and dentist need to ensure that you have a good alignment and relationship of your teeth and bite and habits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have a really bad overbite, my braces haven't helped, and i get my braces off in a month my teeth are straight but still no overbite fix?
Options: Have an orthodontic consultation and ask about payment plans. Orthodontists have many creative payment options available. Treatment at a university dental school will be about half the cost of a private office. Many hospital dental departments also offer orthodontic services. Ask your dentist for available options in your area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is having gaps between teeth bad for your biting? Cuz I have one and I am wondering about getting braces done. Will it help?
Food traps: If gaps are present but not big enough to be self cleansing, they promote trapping food between teeth. Primarily noticeable with stringy foods like beef or chicken, trapped food can impact into and in the worst case contribute to gum infection. If this isn't happening or if you can manage with inter-dental cleaning, the gap issue is reduced to one of esthetics which boils down to your opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 - 2 years: It varies widely, based on the amount of correction needed. The average metal braces takes from 1 to 2 years. Broadly, the duration of braces treatment depends on the severity of the problem. The more severe the occlusal problems, the longer ortho treatment will take. Typically metal braces move teeth slightly faster than ceramic ones. Talk to your orthodontist to get a better estimation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Assuming you are seeing an orhodontist, yes, it is possible that your initial treatment may actually look worse. As the crowding unravels, spaces may appear where there were previously none. Don't worry, it will all get fine tuned toward the end of treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: It depends on what you mean by "worse." when orthodontically moving teeth, you will feel discomfort and soreness. And you do have to be more diligent in cleaning your teeth due to the brackets. However once treatment is done, most likely you'll have a nice smile. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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