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How Long Will It Take Retainer To Straighten Crooked Teeth
Crooked teeth: First be sure that your retainer is supposed to straighten your teeth. The very term retainer means to retain which in this case is to prevent movement. There are some types of appliances that are grouped in with retainers such as a spring appliance which will move teeth but is limited. Invisalign is much like a retainer but it moves teeth. Is yours made to move teeth? Check with your doc. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Depends on position: If correction involves a simple tipping motion to correct the position, then a retainer can correct it. If the tooth is significantly rotated and /or tilted out of line such that it would require rotational correction and /or uprighting of the root, then braces or invisalign may be required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Out of the three, which one takes longer to fix: widely spaced teeth, really crowded teeth, or crooked teeth?
Consultation needed: Your question is too broad and has insufficient information in order to give you an answer that will be helpful. Each case is different and needs to be evaluated by a personal clinical examination along with x-rays of the teeth. If you have a specific problem or need, i suggest you consult with a general dentist first who can refer you to an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Needing expert help. I have crooked teeth, I am looking so bad, even i cannot take my photo, what i can do, ?
Go for a: Dental consult with a general dentist (or prosthodontist) and an orthodontist. Together, they can formulate a treatment plan to improve your smile. ...Read more
Is there anyway to correct just one crooked tooth without resorting to orthodontia? Most of my teeth are perfectly straight, expect for one front tooth, which came in crooked for some reason. Is there any way to straighten just one tooth?
Crooked tooth: If you are taking about trying to move the tooth so that it is straight, the answer is no. It is possible that the tooth could be restored with bonding or a crown to make it look like it is straight. That decision should be made in consultation with your primary care dentist. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Severity: If teeth are mildly crooked, restorative dentistry (reshaping, crowns, veneers, bonding, etc.) may be the answer. If teeth are mildly to severely crowded, straightening may be the best option. Talk to both your General Dentist and an Orthodontic Specialist, then you can decide what's best for you based on individualized professional advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by itself: If teeth are crooked you need braces. If jaws are crooked (misshapen, maligned, of different sizes), you may also need surgery. Seek consultation with a qualified orthodontic specialist who will also refer you to an oral surgeon for consultation if warranted. Learn all you can before making a decision. And don't drink the kool aid...If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Diagnose, then treat: Headaches may be from multiple sources, so make sure you have no medical conditions that need to be addressed. Then see a dentist who is trained in occlusal (=bite) analysis--you may be advised to have a ct scan of tmj, airway, etc. To get a full preliminary diagnosis. Simply aligning teeth straight seldom eliminate the pain. Through careful diagnostic process, you will find the best solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels strange: And the tongue is the most tactile organ in your body, so it naturally migrates to any break in arch integrity. Why don't thou ask an Orthodontic Specialist to take a look and give you advice. If teeth are crooked, if they don't look right, they don't fit right, they don't work right. Follow your tongue's "advice," have your malocclusion evaluated. You'll be glad you did. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Logic: Here's a slightly different approach to your knowledge quest. This is what a major Insurance company thinks about Orthodontic care. https://www.humana.com/learning-center/health-and-wellbeing/healthy-living/dental-braces Logically, if you put teeth and jaws where they belong, they function better, wear out less, are easier to clean, less expensive to restore, and, by the way, look better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can tooth contouring fix crooked teeth? If I have some teeth that are just very slightly crooked, can I fix them with tooth contouring rather than something else?
Tooth contouring: Tooth contouring is a cosmetic procedure to give the appearance of straighter teeth. Success depends on how crooked your teeth are and what outcome you are seeking. Since it involves removing enamel, it is not reversible. Your dentist can trim models of your teeth to show you what the teeth will look like after they are contoured. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Absolutely: Our facial features are determined by the development of the bones, teeth, lips, tongue, and all structures of the head and neck. Any deformities or malposition of these structures can affect the shape of the surrounding structures. Visit your dentist for a referral to an orthodontist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 17. My right side has straight teeth, nice cheekbones, my left side has lots of lymphonodes, recessed orbital rim, and crooked teeth - why?
Need to be examined: There are lots of answers to "why," but you need to be examined to determine cause and course of treatment. Sounds like you may need a team consisting of your Dentist, an Orthodontist, an Oral Surgeon, perhaps an ENT and/or Plastic Surgeon. Start with your Dentist, then follow his/her referral recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Actually, crooked teeth are typically crowded together, have lost their normal contact points between teeth, shifted across each other, and rotated. Crooked teeth may be part of a malocclusion (literally, a bad bite). Orthodontics deals with the resolution of crooked or crowded teeth as ...Read more
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