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Loose Teeth After Braces
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I got braces on September & I just noticed a while ago that I have loose teeth. I'm concerned because those teeth aren't connected to the wire yet.
It is normal: If your teeth begin feeling a little loose, don't worry, this is very common and normal even if they aren't connected to the wire. Once your teeth have been repositioned, and orthodontic treatment is completed they will no longer be loose. If concerned, ask your orthodontist for more information. ...Read more
Don't know if this is the right place to write but got my braces tightened and now my teeth feel really loose is this normal? Had them on for a year
After your appliances were tightened, pressure was placed on the teeth. This pressure causes some bone around each tooth to soften, thus allowing the teeth to move into the new, desired position. As the bone remodels and tightens up, your teeth will not feel as loose. That's how orthodontic movement is accomplished.
All the best... ...Read more
How can I tell my adult teeth from my "kid teeth" cuz i really want braces and she said I have to lose some more teeth but I can't tell the diffrents?
Be patient: When the time is right, you'll have your orthodontic care. Regardless of how many adult teeth you have in place, it's the orthodontist that makes the final decision as to when to start treatment. ...Read more
Braces are designed: To correct the orientation of teeth. Loose teeth are the result of malocclusion or periodontal disease typically. If the teeth are loose prior to orthodontics due to bone loss, they will be loose following treatment, and can be splinted to decrease the mobility. In some cases if the malocclusion is corrected and there is no advanced periodontal disease, the mobility will eventually disappear. ...Read more
My two front teeth are cooked and the one seems loose and it's been like this for years. Is there a chance that I will lose it or can braces fix it?
Yes and yes: Loose teeth can be lost unless stabilized. Orthodontics will straighten and help secure crooked teeth. First see your dentist to make sure teeth and supporting tissues are healthy. If indicated, your dentist will refer you to an orthodontist for evaluation. The general dentist and the orthodontist, working hand in hand, will provide you with the best rx. ...Read more
My upper teeths all seem loose. I've had braces for 7yrs and removed them 3 yrs ago. Is this loose feeling normal? I have a retainer.
Removing braces after 6 days b/c severe anxiety. Wires off today. Brackets next week. Teeth feel a little loose in front. Normal? Can teeth be worse?
Yes: They will feel loose for a while and should tighten back up within a few weeks. If not see your dentist. ...Read more
14 yrs. What can I eat to strengthen teeth. I have braces and my teeth are really loose. I can move some slightly with tongue.Also, got punched. :-\ thx?
This is normal:
First, it is normal for teeth to feel loose as they are moving thru the bone. They will tighten up again once. You wear your retainers. If you have trauma, or get hit in the mouth report this to your orthodontist.
Now it is important that you have a healthy diet and do a great job cleaning your teeth so they are heathy when your braces are finished. ...Read more
I have a wire behind my teeth, I used to have braces but it's loose and keeps ripping my tongue. What should I do? I can't go to the dentist soon.
Not much: You cannot personally rebond that wire to your teeth. Make it a priority to visit a dentist soon. ...Read more
Consequences of having orthodontist remove braces two weeks after application? Will teeth be healthy still? Possible to lose teeth? They feel loose.
Remove Braces Early: Disappointing to have braces removed after only 2 weeks of treatment, the incisor teeth may show some mobility that has no discomfort, no fear of tooth loss & chewing has no restriction with this braces's removal. Within 3 weeks after removal of braces the teeth be healthy and firm, back to the condition they were before the 2-week treatment. ...Read more
Yes: However, it is imperative that the periodontal disease (bone loss) be treated so that you are in good periodontal health and in a maintainable level of periodontal health. See a periodontist before beginning the orthodontic therapy. I can provide you with a local good periodontist via e-mail (dhschneid@gmail. Com). ...Read more
Bottom lip pierced. And is it normal to feel that all of your teeth are loose when you have braces?
What to do if I got punched in d mouth&i have braces on,my 4 front teeth got slighly loose but they don't hurt my dentist said I will be ok should I worry?
A blessing or a curs: Injuries to the head and mouth occur during orthodontic treatment. Braces may prevent your teeth from being knocked out. The curse because your lips generally get more trauma and swelling than if you didnt have them. If you are under dental care is nothing to worry. Life goes on. Good luck. ...Read more
Orthodontist's help: Since you already are wearing braces, you have an orthodontist or dentist who is treating you with braces. During tooth movement, loose teeth are common, as supporting bone is constantly remodeling to accommodate the ever-changing tooth positions. If is however possible that some brackets are in a more traumatic position after tooth movement. Having your dentist check is the best way. ...Read more
Yes: All the teeth may get a little loose although you may just notice one that is looser. The bone cells on the side of the tooth are resorbed allowing the tooth to move. New bone then grows on the other side. This takes time and is the reason retainers are used after the teeth are straight. ...Read more
Perhaps: Teeth become somewhat loose during orthodontic treatment. That's how they are able to be moved. However, we cannot determine over the internet without personally examining you whether that is the case in your particular situation or you have another dental problem. Bring it to the attention of your dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more
I wear braces & while playing basketball I bumped into another player & my front tooth was hit. Bracket is ok but the tooth feels loose. Advice?
Wait several days: During orthodontic movement the teeth are under stress and the periodontal ligament connection to the bone is at its least stable. Trauma will magnify this instability leading to a "loose" tooth. If the damage is reversible your tooth should "firm" up in a couple of days and there should be little or no lingering pain. If you have increasing pain and swelling then go see a dentist asap. ...Read more
I got my bottom brace put on yesterday, and one of the brackets has Come loose on one of my front 4 teeth, it doesn't move along the wire but it flips?
See Orthodontist : (S)he will fix it. Try to be careful not to bite pieces of food with your front teeth. Cut or tear up the food and chew small pieces on your back teeth. ...Read more
I wear braces but suffered a little trauma to a front tooth due to a basketball game and it is now loose what to do?
My front braces bracket is loose but it's late at night. Will it cost a lot to fix it? I've had a loose bracket before but it wasn't on my front tooth
Does a fiberotomy weaken the tooth? Will having a fiberotomy performed lead to a weakened or slightly loose tooth once the braces are off?
A : A fiberotomy is a procedure typically used to facilitate better retention for your orthodontically treated teeth. Lower anterior teeth which present considerable rotation at the beginning of treatment may have a tendency to relapse or return to that rotation. Ligament fibers attached from the surrounding bone structure to the tooth are responsible for this potential relapse incident. A fiberotomy procedure is designed to release these fiber attachments and allow them to reattach in a relaxed position with the tooth in this corrected position. This procedure should not result in any deleterious impact on the tooth itself. The procedure may initially cause some soreness around your teeth however it will not cause loose teeth and should be relatively asymptomatic. ...Read more
I have a loose braces bracket on my front tooth, what should I do? My next appointment with the orthodontist is a little under two weeks away. Should i her now, or can I wait until then?
Call the orthodontis: Depending on the tooth and stage of treatment, sometimes it will not cause a problem. However, the tooth can rapidly move and prolong treatment time getting it back into place. ...Read more
I have braces for two weeks now. And one tooth is really loose. Almost seems like it would fall out with the wires were not attached. Is this normal?
Orthodontics: During treatment, teeth loosen up a bit as they move through the bone, so the feeling is normal. Since you are concerned, it would be best to have your orthodontist take a look. ...Read more
Can happen: Sometimes after extraction because of the trauma to adjacent bone and gums and if teeth are already undergoing ortho treatment can feel loose. Should feel better in a week.If doesn't than shod consult your dentist. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I have a loose baby tooth and I'm getting braces tomorrow. Will the orthodontist pull it, go around it, or what?
Ask: See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist. Discuss the treatment goals for this area. ...Read more
Why does one of my son's braces keep coming loose? The brace, or metal piece on our son's left eye tooth keeps popping off or coming loose. He says he's not eating anything he's not supposed to be, and I believe him. Is the orthodontist not doing somethin
Depends: When you say "eye tooth" one usually refers to the upper canine tooth. If there is an underbite, it could be a bite interference, after 2 incidents your doctor would know and create a temporary bite"opener". It could be a pen/pencil biting habit: stop. It could rarely be the quality of enamel. Also, it is a tooth the comes in later and may be close to the gum and moisture contaminates. ...Read more
Not always: Each case is different and whether to take out teeth will be determined by your orthodontist after a careful workup and evaluation which usually includes a clinical exam, x-rays, photos and diagnostic models. ...Read more