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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Mouth Braces (Overview)

Mouth braces are devices put on the teeth in order to move them into the correct position.


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Do full mouth braces hurt a lot?

Do full mouth braces hurt a lot?

It shouldn't: Some discomfort is to be expected, but no, it shouldn't hurt a lot. Having said that, everyone has a different pain threshold and things are relative. Discuss any issues or questions with your own dentist either before or during treatment. Dentists always want their patients to be comfortable.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Mouth Braces (Overview)

Mouth braces are devices put on the teeth in order to move them into the correct position.


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What is the price range on mouth braces?

What is the price range on mouth braces?

Depands case /locati: The cost in us can vary from 3500 to 7000. The variation can be based on the degree of problem or malocclusion, expertise of the doctor, mechanics used (visible, partially visible-ceramic braces, totally invisible -clear aligners, invisalign etc and the geographic location. Some metropolitan areas might be more expensive due to larger local overheads. In third world countries it is much cheaper.

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I am getting mouth braces and was wondering about pain?

Brace soreness: The first time you get braces you will start to get sore about 5 hours later. That soreness will increase a little more each day for the first 3 days and will last for 1-2 weeks but it's not a bad pain just sore and achey.

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What happens if retainers aren't worn after mouth braces have been out?

What happens if retainers aren't worn after mouth braces have been out?

Teeth move: Teeth have a tendency to move back to where they came from. There can be jaw growth until about age 30 which can affect tooth position also. There are many adults out there who wish they had listened to their dentist/orthodontist and some are wearing braces a second time to get their beautiful smile back.

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Can anyone tell me of some chewing gum you can chew with mouth braces?

Can anyone tell me of some chewing gum you can chew with mouth braces?

There aren't any: Braces work by using wires to move your teeth. The orthodontist bends the wires in very specific ways to make sure that the movements gently move your teeth. Chewing gum can bend the wires and even break them- potentially damaging your teeth, gums and tongue.

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How much more does invisalign cost more than traditional, metal mouth braces?

How much more does invisalign cost more than traditional, metal mouth braces?

Slightly more: Invisalign prices vary greatly depending on the extent of the correction you need & where you live in the nation. Prices typically range from $3000 to $8000. According to braces.Com, the price of metal braces also varies widely, based again on the region you reside in & the amount of correction needed. However, these prices generally tend to be slightly lower than the price for invisalign.

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Mouth braces (Tip)

The average person has to wear their braces for 18 to 30 months. ...See more

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What are powerful ways to reduce the pain of cuts in your mouth from braces?

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What are powerful ways to reduce the pain of cuts in your mouth from braces?

Wax: Your dentist/orthodontist should give you some wax to place on top of cut area for relief. Warm salt water holding briefly 15 seconds, then rinse will help. 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) will also help. Topical numbing using orajel or orabase or chloraseptic spray will also help. After the initial adaptation period (couple weeks), it will get better as your oral mucosa adapts. Consult with your dentist.

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How can you treat deep cuts in mouth from braces?

How can you treat deep cuts in mouth from braces?

Many treatments: 1. Ask your orthodontic specialist to check your braces to make sure there are no annoying "stickers" that he/she can reshape for you. 2. Take 1 200mg ibuprofen/advil/motrin with food or lots of liquid 4x/day. 3. Rinse 3x/day with 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do not swallow. 4. Apply orthodontic wax to "sticker." 5. With q-tip dab orabase-b onto sore spot.

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What are some home remedies for a sore mouth from braces?

What are some home remedies for a sore mouth from braces?

Multiple: Take Ibuprofen (advil) every 4 hrs with 8oz liquid. Rinse w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water every 4 hrs. Put orthodontic wax onto anything sticking out. Dab bezocaine in orabase onto sore spots w q-tip. Soft, high protein diet. Keep mouth immaculately clean.

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Can you tell me more about boil and bite mouth guard with braces?

Can you tell me more about boil and bite mouth guard with braces?

Same as without: Whether you have the braces on or not, these work by heating the material, biting, then letting it cool. Issue with braces is that overtime, teeth move and the mouth guard will not fit. We give our athletes patients special ortho mouth guards that are not boil and bite. I would discuss with your orthodontist-- we give them free as they cost a lot less than boil and bite

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Mouth braces (Tip)

Braces will not set off metal detectors. ...See more

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Will you still be able to breathe through your mouth while getting braces put on?

Will you still be able to breathe through your mouth while getting braces put on?

Yes: During the procedure you can breath normally. A key point is to relax, it's a very simple and pain free procedure.

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My orthodontis pinched himself with one of the metals in my mouth from my braces and he was bleeding should I be concern about aquiring HIV or another?

My orthodontis pinched himself with one of the metals in my mouth from my braces and he was bleeding should I be concern about aquiring HIV or another?

Possibly: If he bled in your mouth there is reason for concern. Ask him about any health issues and be sure that this instance is in the record. I would think he was wearing gloves and there was no transference of fluids. It is your right and responsibility to find out if there is any associated risk. Do so in a considerate and professional manner. Good Luck.

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Mouth braces (Tip)

It is almost impossible for braces to lock while kissing another person with braces. ...See more

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How can I get rid of mouth blisters due braces?

Wax first: Some folks are allergic to the nickel in braces. If you are one of these folks, there are plastic, titanium and quartz type appliances available. Wax usually smooths the way for cheeks to get used to the small protuberances on the barckets.

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What is the best? Way to sooth sore mouth/teeth from braces?

What is the best? Way to sooth sore mouth/teeth from braces?

6 hints: 1. 1 200mg advil/ibuprofen/motrin every 4 hrs w food or liquids 2. Rinse 3x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Swish & spit out 3. Dry the "sticker" and cover it w orthodontic wax 4. Dab orabase with Benzocaine onto sore spots 5. Keep mouth scrupulously clean 6. Eat soft high-protein diet do all six, pain will diminish rapidly. If irritation recurs at later date, repeat instructions.

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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


Dr. Walter Husar
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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