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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
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
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?
Yes: Lingual or invisible braces have been available since the mid-80s. They are not as comfortable and require an orthodontist who is dedicated and experienced with this approach as it's basically "outside-in." highly skilled orthodontist produce excellent results for many types of problems, but lingual is not for every case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I can't: I cannot recommend extraction or non-extraction treatment without examining you. See a qualified orthodontic specialist for diagnosis and treatment planning. Follow his/her advice. 30% of orthodontic patients require the removal of 1 or more permanent teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on how many missing teeth and where they are missing. I would suggest that you have a consultation with a dentist or orthodontist to get an indication of the possibilities or lack there of. There may be a way of replacing those missing teeth once all the teeth are aligned into a typical pattern. Again see your dentist for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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