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I have removed braces. My teeth are yellower and have white spots on some of my teeth. Please suggest cure for both.

I have removed braces. My teeth are yellower and have white spots on some of my teeth. Please suggest cure for both.

White spots: White spots are an unfortunate effect of poor hygiene during braces. Sometimes they can be reversed. See your dentist and ask about mi paste for this. Whitening products will not help. ...Read more

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Will i be allowed to have braces even though my teeth are yellow?

Will i be allowed to have braces even though my teeth are yellow?

Not a problem: Sure, the color of your teeth are not a detriment to braces. After your braces are off, then you could certainly lighten/whiten your teeth. ...Read more

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I'm scared that i will not be allowed braces because my teeth are yellow. Will this happen?

I'm scared that i will not be allowed braces because my teeth are yellow. Will this happen?

No: Effectiveness of orthodontic treatment has nothing to do with tooth color. First have your dentist assure that your teeth/jaws/gums are healthy. Then have orthodontist move teeth into optimal relationships for best function ; esthetics. Then dentist can whiten your teeth. ...Read more

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I took my braces off myself and still have this hard stuff on my teeth and my teeth are yellow,what should i do?

I took my braces off myself and still have this hard stuff on my teeth and my teeth are yellow,what should i do?

See a dentist: for a professional cleaning followed by a professional teeth whitening. You also should see your orthodontist for final record and treatment discontinuation procedure. ...Read more

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I have my braces on and it's been almost 3 weeks. My teeth are sorta yellow, is this normal?

I have my braces on and it's been almost 3 weeks. My teeth are sorta yellow, is this normal?

Tooth discoloration: Braces don't discolor teeth. May be from foods, bacteria, comm promised oral hygiene, or a systemic problem. Please have your orthodontist evaluate. Orthodontist may want you to see family dentist for more frequent cleanings. ...Read more

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Do yellow braces make your teeth look moldy?

Do yellow braces make your teeth look moldy?

Not if you brush : Any braces can make your teeth look 'moldy' if you don't brush and use floss threaders to clean the plaque from the brackets of your teeth. Also, if you do not brush well, you may have white, chalky rings left on the front surfaces of your teeth after the braces are removed. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can have braces with yellow teeth?

Wanted to know if i can have braces with yellow teeth?

Yes: If the teeth are only discolored braces are not a problem. However if the yellow is from a cavity that needs to be addressed prior to the braces. ...Read more

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Scared my teeth are going to be yellow when i get my braces off. What can I do?

Scared my teeth are going to be yellow when i get my braces off. What can I do?

Dont worry: A good dental cleaning will get off any surface stains that have developed. If you are looking to whiten your teeth, right after you get your braces off would be a great time. Ask your dentists about different options. ...Read more

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I have yellow bright yellow teeth that are crooked but I am going to get braces. How do I remove the stains?

Before or After: It depends on what types of stains the yellow stains are made of. If it is a film of bacteria, it will be mostly removed when you get brackets, as all outer surfaces of teeth will be cleaned first. If the "stain" is actually decay, it is treated first. If the stain is within the enamel, it may be more practical to treat it after completing braces. Ask your doctor which case yours fall in. ...Read more

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I have been using retainer for months.I had worn braces prior to this.My teeth has turned yellow.It happened while wearing the retainers.What do I do?

I have been using retainer for months.I had worn braces prior to this.My teeth has turned yellow.It happened while wearing the retainers.What do I do?

Normal side effect: Some yellowish discoloration can be expected after months of wearing braces, for which regular follow ups are provided to make sure these are adjusted as needed and no other untoward reaction is occuring. ...Read more

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What to do if I have yellow bright yellow teeth that are crooked but I am going to get braces so anyway they are stained they won't come out help please?

Yellow teeth: Talk with your dentist and orthodontist about your cosmetic. Concerns before your start the braces. If lightening your teeth will fill your needs then this would. Be done after braces. If you may need veneers or crowns then this should be included in your treatment plan with the braces. ...Read more

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My teeth looks yellow after braces. Not like stains, but just yellowish. Can I brush them away after some time?

My teeth looks yellow after braces. Not like stains, but just yellowish. Can I brush them away after some time?

Maybe: Brushing can affect extrinsic dental staining if you have deposits of yellow material on the surface of your teeth. True internal yellowing will require a bleaching process to address, however. ...Read more

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I've got a yellow thing on my teeth from not brushing, could that stop me from getting braces?

Braces: Before you get braces, your teeth need to be cleaned, and your teeth and gums need to be healthy. Any problem not repaired before you get braces will become worse. If it then needs to be corrected, the braces may have to be removed. ...Read more

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I have noticed yellow stains around my teeth, I have braces and it doesn't seem to come of with brushing how can I get rid of this ?

I have noticed yellow stains around my teeth, I have braces and it doesn't seem to come of with brushing how can I get rid of this ?

Professional prophy: Speak to your general dentist who can clean it off for you and give you advice on how to prevent it from coming back. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth turning yellow inside with braces?

See Orthodontist: Could be food stain, cavity, root canal problem, or many other things. Can't diagnose this without seeing problem. Call your orthodontic specialist. It's new to you, but he's probably felt with this before. See the pro. ...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