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How Many Teeth Ned To Be Pulled If I Have Crowded Teeth And Am Getting Braces
Up to Orthodontist: The only person to accurately answer this question for you is your orthodontist, as each situation you described is unique to the individual. ...Read more
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Temporary senitivity: For the first couple of days after the brackets and wires are placed, your teeth may be tender. You may want to take 800 mg of ibuprophen before the appointment and use as needed after for the first few days. Stick to softer foods until your teeth adjust. ...Read more
See an orthodontist: Having a crowded teeth and a large overbite can make you self-conscious especially when you smile. If you decide you want the orthodontic treatment, see an orthodontist. There are many modalities for adult orthodontics. Proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. ...Read more
Dental experts! What will happen if I have crowded teeth but get braces without extracting my teeth?
Evaluation: An orthodontist will measure the size of your teeth and the size of the bone to support your teeth. If there's enough bone, teen can be straightened without ext factions. If there's a mismatch, extractions may be necessary. Can't put a quart and a half into a quart container. If teeth expanded beyond their bone support they created permanent bone loss. ...Read more
Orthodontist: Make an appointment with a local orthodontist for a consultation. ...Read more
Have semi crowded teeth and I want braces or invisalign, do I need to get some removed beforehand?
Ortho consult 1st: That will be up to the orthodontist to decide after you have gone for a consultation and all the records taken. This usually includes a complete clinical examination, x-rays, periodontal evaluation and study models. While sometimes it will be obvious to the orthodontist on your initial visit, most of the time the orthodontist needs to carefully evaluate all records before making that decision. ...Read more
I have crowded teeth in my upper jaw. Should I wear braces on both jaws if I have an overbite (60%)? I just want to fix the upper jaw for aesthetics and I have no money.
Get a consult: See an orthodontist to determine your options, costs and best way to correct the problem within your budget. Consider payment plans such as carecredit and the citihealth card. In most cases you have to coordinate both the upper and lower teeth in order to get the best result that will hold up over time. If your car has 4 shot tires, would you only get two replaced? See if you can work out a plan. ...Read more
That's best: The best way to treat crowded teeth is to put them where they belong. Please consult with a qualified orthodontic specialist to see if "straightening" is right for you, and if so what would be the best appliance. A compromise would be to try to make the teeth look straight by doing restorative treatment. To do so means reshaping teeth now, and then a lifetime of upkeep. ...Read more
Orthodontics: That's one of many indications. There are lots of others. Depending upon the age of the individual and the stage of development, some crowding of teeth may unravel as the jaw grows. The bottom line: it's always best to get an early orthodontic consult. If your an adult, discuss treatment options with a general dentist who may then refer you for an orthodontic consult. ...Read more
Not self correcting: Crooked teeth are harder to clean, tend to wear unevenly, strain the bone/gums that support the teeth, are "lost" more frequently than well positioned teeth, and are unsightly. Why not consult with a qualified orthodontic specialist who can evaluate your malocclusion and talk to you about treatment options. Go find out. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on the level of crowding. I would discuss with an orthodontist ...Read more
Are you confused?: Power chain is not the same as braces, but is used with braces to close spaces and consolidate teeth. Braces including the wires used to move teeth can move the teeth forward to alleviate crowding in certain cases. A qualified orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question and clear up any possible confusion. ...Read more
To create space: In some circumstances, due to the size of your teeth and the size of your jawbone (s), there's not enough room for the orthodontist to straighten your teeth and give you a harmoneous smile. For that reason, teeth are sometimes extracted. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Whether or not teeth need to be removed will depend upon the cause and severity of your malocclusion, space available for alignment of your teeth, your age, as well as the technique used by your orthodontist as different dentists and orthodontists vary in their approaches to treatment. ...Read more
Depends: On if you have excessive crowding. Even then, we have a number of techniques that we can employ (e.g., slenderizing) that can avoid the need to pull teeth. Best to discuss options with your orthodontist. ...Read more
Your orthodontist: Should have provided both an explanation as to the rationale of their removal and also which teeth are to be removed. The oral surgeon that you will be referred to to remove the indicated teeth can also provide you with this information. The wisdom teeth are teeth that orthodontists almost always want removed due to their negative influence on tooth movement. Premolar teeth re also common to go. ...Read more
Yes: You should begin your orthodontic treatment with clean teeth. Depending on what type of orthodontic technique is utilized, it may be more difficult for you to maintain the level of oral hygiene before treatment, which can lead to some periodontal problems. Ideally, any periodontal problems should be addressed first. ...Read more
Getting braces on in 2 days but confused about getting teeth pulled. How do they decide which ones to pull?
Orthodontic decision: Orthodontists have put in many years of training in order to reach these decisions. Based upon x-rays (dental and cephalometric), study models, clinical exam, careful analysis and experience, your orthodontist will decide which teeth (if any) require removal. Sometimes that decision is deferred until later in treatment. Ask your own dentist how and why the decision was made. ...Read more
Teeth removal: That question can only be answered after a thorough evaluation of your condition by a trained and experienced orthodontic specialist. The demands of your dental condition and your desires in a finished result will hep guide that decision. ...Read more
Consult with your: Dentist - stains post ortho due to poor oral hygiene while in braces or due to developmental issues can all often be virtually eliminated or radically so with certain micro abrasion techniques, whitening procedures etc. Your dentist would be your best resource of what would work best for your particular situation. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Maybe: The jury is still out with regards to products that claim to re-calcify the enamel (i for one do not think it works well). If the decalcification is very shallow it can be polished out, but this means removal of surface enamel. Bleaching can help reduce the color changes, but only up to certain point, and of course restorative dentistry i.e. Bonding, veneering etc can correct the problem. ...Read more
Depends: Short answer, yes. But more accurately, it depends on what you are looking to achieve. Lots to consider-- cost, longevity of solution, time in treatment. I would discuss with both an orthodontist and a cosmetic dentist and weigh the pros and cons of what you are considering. ...Read more
Yes: If you doubt their recommendation then get a second opinion. I have seen up to 8 teeth be recommended to do a case. ...Read more
When can a kid start getting braces put on their teeth? My daughter is 8 and she has straight teeth except for two teeth. Can she get braces on?
See a proj: Everyone's different. See an orthodontist for advice. ...Read more
Hello....I'm interested in getting braces...but I'm so discouraged now because I have to get some back teeth removed...I have all my wisdom teeth but they haven't came out yet. My question is can I still get braces despite these issues?
Most Likely: More than likely you would still be able to get braces even with those issues. There are quite a few variables and the wisdom teeth may need to be removed prior to orthodontic treatment, but don't let that scare you off. My best advice would be to call a local orthodontist and schedule a consultation appointment where they can give you more specific information based on your case. ...Read more
I have gum disease. I am getting braces. He wants to pull my two front bottom teeth out and cement them to the braces throughout my ortho. Normal??
Ambitious: No ethical Orthodontist would treat unless ALL infections were eliminated first. You have a complex problem requiring interdisciplinary treatment by specialists. Please be evaluated by fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist and Periodontal Specialist. Not being able to examine you I would prefer not to comment on the mechanotherapy proposed other than to say there are other options. ...Read more
Least invasive..: Ortho braces and invisalign are the least invasive ways to straighten crooked teeth. Advanced cosmetic dentistry procedure like veneers and crowns can also give the result of 'straight teeth', but it will likely be more expensive than orthodontic braces or invisalign. Consult with a dentist. ...Read more