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How to maintain teeth alignment after braces off?

How to maintain teeth alignment after braces off?

Wear your retainers.: You should use some kind of retention for life. Getting a night guard on the lower teeth and a smaller retainer on the upper teeth is a great combination. They will hold your tooth position, protect your teeth from night time grinding and keep your jaw in a joint friendly position. ...Read more

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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


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Do teeth feel "weaker" after braces are removed? If so, for how long? Braces removed from mandibular premolars to premolars. Teeth don't feel natural

Do teeth feel "weaker" after braces are removed? If so, for how long? Braces removed from mandibular premolars to premolars. Teeth don't feel natural

This is normal: After the braces are removed the teeth will be slightly mobile for a period of time. Even the most passive archwire exerts some forces on the teeth. Wear your retainers. In a month or so your teeth and bite will feel very natural. ...Read more

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How much swelling after teeth pulled for dentures?

How much swelling after teeth pulled for dentures?

3-4 days: Having teeth removed and then dentures placed is a pretty traumatic process. If you placed ice on your face right after the extractions, then the swelling should peak at 48 hours then start to subside. Size of the swelling depends on how many teeth extracted. If the dental drill was needed recovery is longer and there is more swelling. ...Read more

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How long before i can start flossing and wearing my retainer again after wisdom teeth removal?

How long before i can start flossing and wearing my retainer again after wisdom teeth removal?

If you feel up to it: If your surgery was complex and you have trouble opening your mouth, are swollen, in pain, etc. You may want to hold off until you heal a bit before trying. You should be able to start flossing the front teeth first and then as the surgical sites toward your molars heal you can start to floss there. Generally speaking you should be able to wear your retainer and floss within 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can braces make your teeth whiter after procedure? Does the clear plastic braces work as well as the metal? How do braces feel after its on your teeth?

Can braces make your teeth whiter after procedure? Does the clear plastic braces work as well as the metal? How do braces feel after its on your teeth?

Mixed: Braces do not change tooth color, not cleaning next to braces can damage tooth enamel. Best rx done w metal braces. Clear "porcelain" braces almost as effective. Clear aligners (trays) only about 1/2 as effective as braces, cost more, and the compromised result is less stable. See an orthodontic specialist to discuss what would best treat your malocclusion. Everyone's different. ...Read more

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How long would it take before i can brush my teeth after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long would it take before i can brush my teeth after wisdom teeth extraction?

The same day: Maintaining good oral hygiene is important. You can brush all of your teeth except where your teeth were removed the day of surgery. I advise my patients to brush lightly over the extraction sites the first day after surgery and resume normal brushing on the second postoperative day. ...Read more

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After you get braces, will the orthodontist whiten your teeth for free?

Unlikely, but ...: the costs are extremely (or should be) minimal. For patients where we think whitening is OK, we'll charge only $25 for the paste (their retainer serves as the tray). But everyone prices differently ...Read more

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How to prevent rotten teeth after braces?

How to prevent rotten teeth after braces?

Brushing ; flossing: Braces will not cause rotten teeth. Germs and plaque do. If you maintain good level of oral hygiene and have your regular visit with your dentist you will never have dental cavities. ...Read more

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How can I keep my teeth straight after orthodontist without a retainer?

How can I keep my teeth straight after orthodontist without a retainer?

Be very lucky: Historical evidence suggests that retention is a required stage of orthodontic treatment for most if not all patients. In our world, perfection does not maintain itself, it requires effort, especially with something you use every day. Consider your retainers as maintenance devices for your smile and bite. ...Read more

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How long before i can start chewing with my back teeth after wisdom teeth surgery?

How long before i can start chewing with my back teeth after wisdom teeth surgery?

Extractions & Diet: No sutures and non-impacted wisdom teeth removed - whenever it feels comfortable. Sutures and impacted wisdom teeth removed - soft foods for a week then advance as tolerated. Much is dependent on what feels comfortable for you and range of motion. Semi-solids are always good to stick to for the first week before venturing back into firm solids. No need to rush. ...Read more

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Will lips appear smaller after having your braces for teeth protrusion?

Will lips appear smaller after having your braces for teeth protrusion?

Possibly: If lips appeared extremely protruded due to position of teeth, then correction with braces the lips will appear to be less protruded and possibly smaller. ...Read more

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How long after my wisdom teeth extraction before can I brush my teeth with toothpaste again?

The next day: You should have had some instructions from the dentist explaining this to you. You can start brushing the next day, but be careful around the extraction sites as they are tender, sore and easily abraded and can bleed readily. ...Read more

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How can I brush teeth after mucocele surgery?

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How can I  brush teeth after mucocele surgery?

Carefully: There is no reason you should not be brushing your teeth after this soft tissue surgery. Just be gentle around the surgical site. There is likely a stitch or two where the mucocele was removed. The soft tissue should be closed and healing within days. Using a soft children s tooth brush may be easier till the wound area heals. ...Read more

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How long before i can chew food after wisdom teeth removal?

3-4 days.: Follow the instructions given by the dentist or oral surgeon. Typically the first few days eat soft foods and when you are more comfortable you can transition to normal foods. Everyone is different. Eat what you are comfortable eating just don't overdo it. ...Read more

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Can the orthodontist bleach/whiten your teeth after you get braces automatically?

Can the orthodontist bleach/whiten your teeth after you get braces automatically?

No: Each orthodontist is different. It depends on your retainer and i would discuss this with your orthodontist and dentist prior to treatment. ...Read more

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How to brush my teeth safely after wisdom tooth extraction ?

How to brush my teeth safely after wisdom tooth extraction ?

Don't brush 24 h: only gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water 3-4 X per day. After the 24 hours, start brushing your teeth, being particularly gentle near the surgical site to avoid disrupting any stitches or blood clot. ...Read more

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How can I fix decalcified teeth from braces?

How can I fix decalcified teeth from braces?

May be too late: Braces don't cause decalcification. It's caused by acid producing bacteria that's not cleaned off the teeth during orthodontic care. There are some remineralizing agents available, but if the damage is severe restorations may be required. Talk solutions over with your family dentist. ...Read more

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I have to get four front teeth extracted before I get braces. I'm self conscious, so how long will it take before the gaps close completely w/ braces?

I have to get four front teeth extracted before I get braces. I'm self conscious, so how long will it take before the gaps close completely w/ braces?

Treatment plan: Speak with the orthodontist prior to treatment so you know exactly what to expect and if any provisional appliances would be needed. ...Read more

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Can i get braces with teeth missing?

Can i get braces with teeth missing?

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 more

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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more