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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
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