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Day 4 in braces. Is it normal for some teeth to feel loose? Possible to fall out?

Day 4 in braces. Is it normal for some teeth to feel loose? Possible to fall out?

Normal feeling: The braces will cause your teeth to shift slightly, and they will feel loose. This will eventually get better, at which time your orthodontist will probably tighten your braces again! :). But your teeth will not fall out! ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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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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.

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

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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

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

Sounds Normal: 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

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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?

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

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What do braces tighten loose teeth?

What do braces tighten loose teeth?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

No, see orthodontist: If your teeth seem to be loose longer than 3-4 month after the braces come off, you should have your orthodontist evaluate you for bite trauma or gum disease and refer you to a periodontist. See your orthodontist/dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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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

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Consequences of having orthodontist remove braces two weeks after application? Will teeth be healthy still? Possible to lose teeth? They feel loose.

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

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Could somebody get braces if you have gum disease and loose teeth in their sockets?

Could somebody get braces if you have gum disease and loose teeth in their sockets?

Not likely: Any dentist doing braces would be quite worried if you had current gum disease. Consult with your general dentist and an orthodontist. ...Read more

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Can I get braces with bone loss. Think my overbite could be causing front teeth to be loose?

Can I get braces with bone loss. Think my overbite could be causing front teeth to be loose?

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

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Bottom lip pierced. And is it normal to feel that all of your teeth are loose when you have braces?

Bottom lip pierced. And is it normal to feel that all of your teeth are loose when you have braces?

Yes it is: Normal to feel like your teeth are loose. They are being moved in a controlled sequence. Lip and tongue piercings can lead to gum disease and other dental problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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 didn’t have them. If you are under dental care is nothing to worry. Life goes on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have braces my tooth feel loose?

Needing expert help. I have braces my tooth feel loose?

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

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Is normal to get a loose tooth just after getting braces?

Is normal to get a loose tooth just after getting braces?

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

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Please help docs! Are my braces causing me to have a loose tooth?

Please help docs! Are my braces causing me to have a loose tooth?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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